Thursday, January 31, 2013

Not All Priceless Books in Timbuktu Destroyed




















Not all manuscripts lost in "Islamist" siege of Timbuktu. Most apparently were hidden and saved. Texts represent important political, everyday, and Sufi history in this medieval African trade center. Some black-flag Islamists feared pollution from the manuscripts! 

New Yorker> http://tinyurl.com/aekkv75

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