Timbuktu librarians hide manuscripts from rebels
26 April 2012 @booksandpublishing
According to Reuters the desert trading town of Timbuktu has been overrun with rebels from the Tuareg militia since 1 April, prompting librarians, scholars and citizens to hide away thousands of priceless ancient manuscripts to prevent them from being damaged or looted. South African academic Shamil Jeppie from Cape Town University...
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