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What were some of the achievements of Ancient Ghana?

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Some of the achievements of the Ancient African Kingdom of Ghana were the establishment of a profitable trading center that linked the gold mines to the south of the kingdom to the salt mines to the north, the creation of a silent barter system for merchants who did not speak the same language and the construction of a separate city reserved for use by foreign traders. By charging foreign merchants a tax to enter and leave the kingdom, which was an obvious necessity to conduct their business, Ancient Ghana was able to grow wealthy and powerful.

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Although Ancient Ghana possessed neither gold nor salt as natural resources, the kingdom's ability to control and regulate the trade of those commodities placed it in a position to act in the manner of a broker. The kingdom also introduced the first domesticated camels into the trade routes it controlled and provided foreign traders with the benefit of a transportation system.

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