In this lesson, you will find information on the many gold mines found on the . area known as the Gold Coast until 1957 when the area became known as Ghana. . African kingdom of Mapungubwe thrived due to natural resources like gold.
Ancient Ghana in relation to modern west Africa ORIGINS Nobody . GOLD What is clear, is that the Empire derived power and wealth from gold. And the . Al Hamdani, for example, describes Ghana as having the richest gold mines on earth.