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Old 02-22-2017, 02:02 PM
 
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Henry Louis Gates has an upcoming PBS series on African civilizations. Check your local listings.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V1pkjclP9I
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:16 PM
 
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Cool. Should be interesting.
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:22 PM
 
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I had no idea that Mansa Musa ruler of the Mali Empire is considered the richest person in HISTORY.


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When we think of the world’s all-time richest people, names like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and John D Rockefeller immediately come to mind.

But few would have thought, or even heard of, Mansa Musa I of Mali – the obscure 14th century African king who was today named the richest person in all history.

Meet Mansa Musa I of Mali
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Old 03-04-2017, 05:16 PM
 
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I had no idea that Mansa Musa ruler of the Mali Empire is considered the richest person in HISTORY.


Yes he was well known all over the "known" world which extended from western Europe to China, and contrary to popular belief, also included parts of West Africa. the universities of Timbuktu were respected by people living in England.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:05 AM
 
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Quite interesting.......I love history!
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Old 04-01-2017, 02:12 PM
 
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Too many confuse & conflate African with plantation American, consequence of globalizms.
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