When Where Leaders Religion Trade Decline. What famous trading city flourished in Mali?. Mali. The Empire of Mali forms in 1235 Mali rises from the ruins of Ghana Why did Ghana fall?. When. Where. Mali lies along the upper Niger River Fertile soils = good farming
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The empire was too large to defend
What other empire did we study that got too large to defend?
Raiders poured in, burned Timbuktu’s schools and mosques
In 1431, Tuareg nomads seized Timbuktu, the empire fell apartDecline
"So Abubakar equipped 200 ships filled with men and the same number equipped with gold, water, and provisions, enough to last them for years…they departed and a long time passed before anyone came back. Then one ship returned and we asked the captain what news they brought.
a. Both empires took advantage of large fold mines within their empires to fund their armies.
b. Both empires lay along the upper Niger River, where fertile soil made food plentiful
c. Both empires were helped by outsiders.
d. Both empires were formed as democracies.
a. He became an important leader in the Islamic leadership.
b. His followers built a large mosque in his honor.
c. He became famous and introduced the world to the Mali Empire.
d. He became even wealthier through very shrewd trading deals.
b. considered to be gods by their followers.
d. from the empires north of the Sahara Desert.
a. The empire had grown so large that the government could not control it.
b. Weak leaders could not unite the empire.
c. Several catastrophic droughts destroyed croplands and created famine.
d. Invaders from the north could not be defeated.
a. allowing angry miners to keep their own religion
b. the building of great mosques throughout the Mali Empire
c. making a journey, or hajj, to Mecca
d. stressing the importance of reading and writing the Qur’an in Arabic