Why Africa's caravans of gold stopped travelling to Arabia.
"During the time when Mali's royal pilgrimages had been discontinued, the neighboring empire of Kanem continued the tradition of Royal pilgrimage, with many local records of Mais making the journey to mecca that were collaborated by external sources...More Kanem royal hajjs are mentioned in local sources including sultan Dāwud b. Ibrāhīm (1366-1376) , Bīr b. Idrīs (1389-1421) and Dūnama b. Bīr (1440-1444), although these three aren't collaborated in external sources.23...While at least three more Mais are said to have performed the Hajj in the early 18th century especially Mai Ḥamdūn (1715-1729) who also studied in Cairo52, their pilgrimages weren't collaborated in external sources.53"
Shouldn't it be corroborated instead of "collaborated"in these three sentences?
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Thank you for the informative deep dive on a topic I've only ever heard brief summaries or exagerrated accounts of!