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West African Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali & Songhay

West African Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali & Songhay

Why was salt more valuable than gold to the Malian Empire? What was so precious about salt? This YouTube video depicts the grueling and tedious process that Malian salt miners must go through, thus, proving that the North African caravans importing salt truly were an answered prayer. This video also tells a story by exposing the viewer to the Mali’s landscape: red, dry desert. ...

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