Timbuktu. The ancient city in the sand. The intellectual center of a vast area. People from far and wide travelled to the city, to study within its walls, to study the many books in the libraries. It has known its upheavals, even in recent times. The city has a fascinating history. Read a bit about … Continue reading Why the chroniclers of Timbuktu
The name of Malian town Timbuktu conjures up visons of centuries, scholarship, religion, travellers and a long list can follow. But the recent violence in Mali has not left Timbuktu untouched. The famous library was torched. And what happend to the very old manuscripts. Read about it in the following article.