Ancient Ghana was a key power in the eighth and ninth centuries, with its capital Kumbi Saleh a major cultural and trading centre. What is ironic about the link between Ancient Ghana and the modern day state, however?

Answer: Despite being named after Ancient Ghana, none of the modern state is within the borders of its ancient counterpart. The location of Kumbi Saleh for instance, now a ruined city, is located within modern day Mauritania.

Source: Ghana by Phillip Briggs

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