Mansa Musa • Mansa Musa was the greatest king in Mali’s history. • He was the grandson or the grandnephew of Sundiata. • Mansa Musa put Mali on the map.
Islam • Mansa Musa was a strict follower of Islam. • Followers of Islam should make a hajj, or religious journey, to Mecca. • Mecca is the holy city for the followers of Islam.
Mansa Musa’ Hajj to Mecca • Mansa Musa went through Egypt. • He gave away so much gold, he ruined the economy of Egypt for ten years!
Mecca • This is the mosque Mansa Musa visited. • People still go to Mecca today.
Mansa Musa brought scholars back with him from Mecca. These were men who became teachers. Mansa Musa brought a famous Spanish architect back also. An architect designs buildings. The Return Home
Timbuktu- center of worship • Mansa Musa built a beautiful mosque in Timbuktu. • Many people worshipped there. • The mosque was made of mud.
Timbuktu- center of learning • Mansa Musa built three universities in Timbuktu. • There were many ancient Grecian and Roman books in the libraries.
Mansa Musa • Was related to Sundiata • Built mosques • Built universities • Made Timbuktu a center of learning and worship • Made a hajj to Mecca • Destroyed the economy of Egypt
The Most Important Thing Mansa Musa Did Was…. • Put Mali on the map. • That means he let the rest of the world know that Mali was a great and wealthy empire.