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    Review: The Hajj At The British Museum

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    Where's Waldo?

    In 1324, Mansa Musa, king of the Malian empire, left on his pilgrimage to Mecca. He took with him a retinue of 60,000 followers, used Andalucian architects to build a palace in Timbuktu along the way and peaceably incorporated a quarter of Africa into his realm. When he was done, he had the second...

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