1) Several great empires, including Mali, were located in Africa.
2) Early Mali was a wealthy empire when Columbus sailed to
3) Mali was located int eh WESTERN REGION of AFRICA.
4) STORYTELLERS in Mali passed on traditions from one
generation to the next.
5) TIMBUKTU was an important city in Mali. It had a famous
UNIVERSITY with a large LIBRARY containing Greek and Roman
6) Mali was ruled by rich and powerful KINGS who controlled
TRADE in West Africa.