Timbuktu manuscript library set on fire

A South African-funded library there containing thousands of priceless manuscripts was set on fire, the city's mayor said on Monday.

Timbuktu manuscript library set on fire

World Bulletin / News Desk

A South African-funded library there containing thousands of priceless manuscripts was set on fire, the city's mayor said on Monday.

The Ahmed Baba Institute, one of several libraries and collections in the city containing fragile ancient documents dating back to the 13th century houses more than 20,000 scholarly manuscripts. Some were stored in underground vaults.

Last Mod: 28 Ocak 2013, 15:54
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