SYMHC Classics: Mansa Musa and the City of Gold


Detail from the Catalan Atlas Sheet 6 showing Mansa Musa. Public domain

Today's episode revisits a Sarah and Deblina episode that revisits a tale of incredible wealth. When emperor Mansa Musa went on a pilgramage from Timbuktu to Mecca, he gave away so much gold that he crashed the gold market in Cairo.

The original episode can be found here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/mansa-musa-and-the-city-of-gold.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics