Culture December 10, 2019 at 02:30 pm

From burying kings with live humans to exacting justice by drinking poison; here are four customs of ancient Ghana Empire

Michael Eli Dokosi | Staff Writer

Michael Eli Dokosi December 10, 2019 at 02:30 pm

December 10, 2019 at 02:30 pm | Culture

The Ancient Ghana Trivia! Are You Sure?

Inheritance System

Arabic writers were surprised with the system of inheritance which was matrilineal and not patrilineal as was the rule in their own states. Tunka Manin was said to be Basi’s nephew.

Al-Bakri submitted “this is their custom and habit” adding, “that the kingdom is inherited only by the son of the king’s sister.” The reason given for this is that there will be no doubt that a king’s successor is a son of his sister while there is uncertainty about his own son.


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