The Savahanna cities.
Their was a city before Timbuktu twice the size of Timbuktu,Timbuctu was twice the size of London and rival of any of the city states of
going back 500 b.c
More well known because of the recent conflict is Mali a country that is now one of the poorest in the world,but over a 1000yrs ago it was among the
richest and most literate it's Empire covered an Area the size of western Europe to day it needs the help of French led African troops and American
logistic support to fend off terrorist,but a thousand yrs ago it could place 200,000 chain mail troops in the field 40,000 of which was cavalry ,look
at it this way, the Battle of Hastings was regarded one of the most crowded battle field in Europe with the French having 30,000 troops and the
English evenly matched at 30,000, if Mansa Musa the emporer of the time was in the mood he could have crushed both English and French with less than
half his forces,his gold largely bank-rolled much of his known world,on a pilgrimage to Mecca he spent so much gold that it delvalued that form of
currency for 12yrs in the middle east.
For two centuries map makers placed in the center of Africa being visited by a Berber on camel back and him holding a gold nugget,btw the history
books of that era recorded that his predecessor Abubakari II his brother made two voyages of exploration to the direction of the America's..but
that's for another thread.
Djenné, the oldest known city in sub-Saharan Africa is situated on the floodlands of the Niger and Bani rivers, 354 kilometers (220 miles) southwest
of Timbuktu. Founded by merchants around 800 AD (near the site of an older city dating from 250BC), Djenné flourished as a meeting place for traders
from the deserts of Sudan the tropical forests of Guinea
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Tomb Of Askia The Great
The style of architecture is original owing nothing from outside influences,but closely resembling Nubian and Egyptian adobe styles take note of the
entrances and the abstract cow's horn that adorns the roofs.
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The Musgum, an ethnic group in far north province in Cameroon, create their tall conical dwellings from compressed sun-dried mud. Called Cases Obos,
the profile of the structure is that of a catenary arch— the ideal mathematical form to bear a maximum weight with minimal material.
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