Mansa Musa, one of the wealthiest people who ever lived - Jessica Smith
Published on 18 May 2015
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Mansa Musa, the 14th century African king of the Mali Empire, is said to have amassed a fortune that possibly made him one of the wealthiest people who ever lived. Jessica Smith tells the story of how Mansa Musa literally put his empire – and himself – on the map.
Lesson by Jessica Smith, animation by Sandro Katamashvili.