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    Power of Songhai Empire

    How powerful was the Songhai Empire? How does it compare to European kingdoms in terms of power and military might and economic output?
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    The Wheel in Ancient Ghana, Mali, and Songhai?

    Before I start, I just want to clarify that I'm not one of those people who thinks that the wheel is a caveman technology like fire or stone tools. I'm aware that the invention of the wheel has only ever happened independently maybe 2 or 3 times in history. Likely Europe and the Middle East and...
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    Timbuktu, Mali and Songhai empires

    was there any European power during the 14th, 15th, 16th century that could compete with Mali or Songhai in fact i believe Timbuktu was the ricehst city in the world...with one of the world's largest libraries for knowledge.... much richer than any European city or the jolof, kaabu, great...

    THIS DAY IN HISTORY- the Rise of the Muslim Songhai Empire in West Africa

    THIS DAY IN HISTORY * Subject: the Rise of the Muslim Songhai Empire in West Africa *Date: 29th of April 1492 *Place: Timbuktu , Mali *Elapsed Time: Day for Day: 520 Years *Main historic Figure: Mohamed Askia Touré. The Songhai Empire began when the Songhai king took...
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    Moorish Conquest of the Songhai Empire

    In 1578, the Moors of Morocco had completely destroyed the invading Portuguese forces on the field of El-Ksar el-Kebir. The conflict lasted for about six hours, with 26,000 Portuguese losing their lives to the Moors (Bovilla 135). With this monumental victory, the sultan of Morocco Ahmed...