Landmarks in Mali

National Library of Mali

Bamako, Mali
National Library of Mali
The National Library was created by the Institut Français d’Afrique Noire, an arm of the French colonial government, in 1944. Following Mali's 1960 independence, this library became the Government Library; it would later be renamed again as the National Ltop

Tomb of Askia

Gao, Gao Region, Mali
Tomb of Askia
Askia Mohammed was the first Askia emperor and greatly expanded the Songhaii Empire. Legend says that when he returned from a pilgrimage to Mecca in 1495, he brought back with him the materials to make his tomb; all of the mud and wood come from Mecca.top


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