gold and salt in ghana

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an extra credit project for my world history class. the song is about the gold-salt trade in the african kingdom of ghana. tyler floyd - guitar/vocals lindsay mensch - vocals sam wonfor - drums

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“salt fat acid heat” “there’s crocodile and hog stomach but jonathan gold is all about the crusty rice at nature pagoda”; and “at middle eastern restaurants it all starts with hummus. jonathan gold says bavel’s is magnificent” “back to where it all began: i had never eaten in ghana before. but my ancestors had.”

what was the gold-salt trade

the gold-salt trade was an exchange of salt for gold between mediterranean economies and west african countries during the middle ages. west african kingdoms such as the soninke empire of ghana and the empire of mali that succeeded it were rich in gold but lacked salt a commodity that countries around the mediterranean had in plenty.

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gold for salt salt for gold - ancient africa for kids

trade was even - an ounce of gold for an ounce of salt. the kingdom of ghana did not have gold mines or salt mines but ghana got rich handling the trade of gold for salt. after a while word reached the east coast of africa about the riches to the west. all the east coast traders had to do was cross the sahara to get there which was no easy

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as salt was worth its weight in gold and gold was so abundant in the kingdom ghana achieved much of its wealth through trade with the arabs. islamic merchants traveled over two months through the desert to reach ghana and "do business." they were taxed for both what they brought in and what they took out.