Ghana Empire

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The Ghana Empire was discovered in Africa and it lasted from the 6th to the 13th century. Located South of the Sahara desert and northwest of the Niger River in modern day Mauritania and Mali. In 1957, when the leaders of the former British colony of the Gold Coast sought an appropriate name for their newly independent state. The first black african nation to gain its independence from colonial rule-they named their new country after ancient Ghana. Between the 9th and 11th centuries in Africa, the kingdom of Ghana was so rich that they dogs wore golden collars, and their horses, which were adorned with silken rope halters, slept on plush carpets. It is no wonder that foreigners touted Ghana’s kings as the richest men in the world. Ghana was…show more content…
Mostly in the Saharan and Sahelian region. The Niger River is the way trades and transporting happen. The river controls what comes in and out the country. The Mali happens to be the largest country Africa. It has a relatively small population of people there. Which is largely center along the Niger River. Agriculture is very important here. It is one of the strongest dominant economic sector in the country. Including cotton production, cattle, camel herding and fishing among the major activities. The area that is now Mali was once part of the three great precolonial Sudanic empires. Ghana, Mali and Songhai. There is also two basic relief features can be distinguished plateaus and plains, they are crossed by two of Africa’s two river systems. The highland regions are localized and…show more content…
In Ghana family is a very strong bond and is the primary source of identity, loyalty, and responsibility. Their family obligations take precedence over pretty much everyone else in life. Individuals achieve recognition and social standing through their extended family. An interesting cultural variation among the Akan or Ashanti and Fanti people, is that the affiliation within than clan is through women. Mother’s have a higher status as their point of view people get their blood from mothers. But, the traditional Ghanaian family is more than nuclear unit. In everyday usage, the term family is used to refer to both the nuclear unit and the extended family. As for the Americans, the origins of the ancient Mayan civilization. Much of Maya history is shrouded in mystery. It is believed today that the Mayan people began to settle in the Yucatán area of what is now Mexico between 2600 BC and 1800 BC. Maya is important because it’s surrounded and supported by a large population of farmers. They were thought to serve as mediators between the gods and people on earth. They also performed the elaborate religious ceremonies and rituals so important to the Mayan culture. The Maya is a mesoamerican civilization, noted for Maya script, the only known fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbian Americas as well as for its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems. The Maya
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