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In the ancient empire of Mali, the most important industry for trading was the gold industry. Much gold was traded through the Sahara desert, to the countries on the North African coast. The traders would travel by caravans, on camels. The Sahara desert is a very barren, dry place, which is very unfriendly to go through, but that was the most important trade for the empire's economy. It was control of the trans-saharan trade routes that helped to keep the empire in power. In North Africa, they would give safe passage to the camel caravans, and had a whole expansions of markets just for West African goods. Thanks to the Mamluks in Egypt and the Merinid empire in North Africa, they were even able to get their gold sent all the way to the Mediterranean, further expanding their trade grounds even farther.
originally posted by: Kantzveldt
a reply to: Specimen
The Sumerian Fish people are actually a class of Priest that dressed as fish because they claimed descent from the original Apkallu that emerged from the Abzu, by tradition the fist teachers were wholly Apkallu then became progressively more human until they were considered wholly human scholars, but they maintained the secret teachings as i explained here, so they were a group that claimed extra-terrestrial ancestors, the last evidence for them is Apkallu seals from Hellenistic Uruk.
I am no fool as regards the knowledge acquired since the time that mankind was, from heaven above, set on its path: when I have discovered tigi and zamzam hymns from past days, old ones from ancient times, I have never declared them to be false, and have never contradicted their contents. I have conserved these antiquities, never abandoning them to oblivion. Wherever the tigi and the zamzam sounded, I have recovered all that knowledge, and I have had those cir-gida songs brilliantly performed in my own good house. So that they should never fall into disuse, I have added them to the singers' repertoire, and thereby I have set the heart of the Land on fire and aflame.
originally posted by: Eunuchorn
Ahh, long term conditioning at its finest.