Is the ancient city Timbuktu in peril?

Timbuktu is a remote ancient city located in Mali, West Africa. It’s considered the birthplace of one the earliest African civilizations. The city’s 700,000 ancient manuscripts preserved in 60 libraries provide a window into the complex lifestyle of these early Africans who were more than just scholars. They were innovators, merchants and aristocrats. A recent BBC article discusses how Timbuktu’s historical artifacts are under attack by radical Islamists. How would the destruction of Timbuktu impact the world?

Posted on July 3, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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