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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Timbuktu's Library Was Saved

Recent news reports had indicated that a priceless library in Timbuktu had been destroyed by the Al Qaeda rebels as they evacuated. However, it now appears that the reports of damage had been exaggerated, and that the locals had removed and hidden most of the manuscripts kept at the library last year. (See here). Hopefully, someone will digitize the contents of the library so that copies can be distributed and kept elsewhere.

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