Saturday, October 9, 2010

History Lesson Part Three

Rachel was from the Ghana Empire - a small empire near the Niger River.

This tiny empire grew wealthy quickly because of the salt and the gold. You see, there was salt on the north of Ghana and everyone in Africa needed that salt to survive. Without salt the water would evaporate from their bodies... killing them. So they needed that salt.

On the south side of Ghana was gold and surprisingly a lot of people wanted that too!!!

So, the people in Ghana started to tax the travelers that came through with their loads. They grew wealthy very quickly!!

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