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: