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- First verifiable kingdom to rise in Ethiopia was Axum.
-is widely considered as the site of the emergence of early Homo sapiens in the Middle Paleolithic 400,000 years ago.
Asoka, a great, genuinely concerned for him pe0ple, leader of the MauryanEmipire died in 232 B.C.E. Soon following his death, the empire began to break up
The death of Asoka and the Mauryan Empire brought forth a period of turmoil which effected the entire subcontinent. Regional kings began challenging imperial government. Some rulers from southern India broke away from their empires.
Date: 320 C.E.
-Following the 500 years of turmoil, a strong leader named Chandra Gupta came to power. He came to power when he married the daughter of an old, influential royal family.
- After all the turmoil, India began to fall back into place with the rise of the Gupta Empire.
Miners found new gold deposits farther east. This cause the most important trade routes to shift eastward, making the people of Mali wealthy, and they could seize power. Mali was founded by Mande-speaking people, who lived south of Ghana.
Had strong control of the trade routes.
Date: 1441 C.E.
Description: Portuguese sailors obtained gold dust from traders on the western coast of Africa. The following year, Portuguese explorers returned from Africa with more gold dust and another cargo: ten Africans.
Significance: Provided cultural diffusion for Europeans.