The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay

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The selection is about Ghana, an ancient culture that was one of Africa’s great trading empires in the third century A.D.  Gold mines, extensive trading, and advanced farming villages all contributed to the rise and success of Ghana. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Medallion, 2010)

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