The mid-fourteenth century capital of Mali

  title={The mid-fourteenth century capital of Mali},
  author={John Owen Hunwick},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  pages={195 - 206}
  • J. Hunwick
  • Published 1 April 1973
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
For over a century scholars have been attempting to locate the area and, if possible, the actual site of the capital of the Mali empire in its period of greatness. Since the 1920S attention has been focused on an area near the Sankararni river, a tributary entering the Niger from the south, upstream from Bamako. Over recent years a Polish-Guinean archaeological expedition has been digging a site there, but with inconclusive results so far. A close reading of the few descriptions we have of the… 
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