Medieval Africa Comes to Illinois

“Can you picture the richest person ever in our collective recorded history? Would that picture change if you were told that he ruled the Empire of Mali in the 14th century? Might it change again if you were informed that he was a devout Muslim?”

Caravans of Gold, Fragments of Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa  is now on view at the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. The exhibition details the life of what was likely the richest man in history: Mansa Musa of Mali (Hyperallergic)

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