Posts about Mali Empire
If Assassin's Creed ever returns to Africa, then what about having a game set in the Mali Empire during the reign of Mansa Musa (1312 AD to 1337 AD), the fabled richest person to ever live? While it wouldn't be clear whether he would side with the Assassins or Templars, or if he would even be aware of their secret war, he did apparently own many slaves, which is something that the Assassins frown upon.
Also, in this game, the assassin protagonist would travel to cities such as Timbuktu and Gao, and the players would be able to take in all of the supposed wealth of Mali during this era.
Additionally, an Apple of Eden would likely make an appearance in the game, as evidenced by the below image of Mansa Musa. Even though the Pieces of Eden obviously don't exist in real life, doesn't that still look like an Apple?An Apple of Eden in Mansa Musa's possession?
TIL 'The Epic of Sundiata' is a historical poem that has been performed for over 780 years across West Africa. Studied in schools of many nations in the region today, it tells how Sundiata Keita founded the Mali Empire (1235-1670). Over centuries it has been translated in Arabic, French and English.
Why have African empires like that of the Kingdom of Aksum or Mali Empire seemingly overlooked even in today's archaeological and historical research?
There's only so much one can find about Ancient Rome and Greece. One would think it'd be great if ancient and medieval African societies got their time in the sun as there's tons to find out about those societies.