Timbuktu: bulk manuscripts safe!

Experts say that while up to 2,000 manuscripts may have been lost at the South African-funded Ahmed Baba Institute ransacked by the rebels, the bulk of the around 300,000 texts existing in Timbuktu and its surrounding region are  believed to be safe.

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Timbuktu Manuscripts II  Astronomy-Mathematics,
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 Find out more about Timbuktu's literary Heritage:

Timbuktu Manuscript Project
Tombouctou Manuscript Project