The hidden treasures of Timbuktu - Elizabeth Cox
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Timbuktu was center of Islamic scholarship under several African empires. Here are the National Geographic and UNESCO websites about Timbuktu.
This map of the Mali Empire, c. 1337 CE shows the major trade routes and how Timbuktu was uniquely located to take advantage of them.
Mansa Musa was the ruler of the kingdom of Mali from 1312 to 1337 CE. This TEDEd lesson tells the story of how he put his empire (and himself) on the map.
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