Video – Mansa Musa, one of the wealthiest people who ever lived

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December 7, 2015 by mrcaseyhistory

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3YJMaL55TM]

Mansa Musa, the 14th century African king of the Mali Empire, is said to have amassed a fortune that possibly made him one of the wealthiest people who ever lived. Jessica Smith tells the story of how Mansa Musa literally put his empire – and himself – on the map.

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