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Most Timbuktu Manuscripts Saved from Attacks


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

Spiegel said:


More than 80 percent of Timbuktu's priceless manuscripts were smuggled out of the ancient city before Islamists began to attack its cultural heritage, SPIEGEL has learned. Many were driven by car to the Malian capital of Bamako.



Far more of Timbuktu's priceless ancient manuscripts were saved from Islamist attacks than previosly thought, according to information from the German Foreign Ministry.

More than 200,000 of the documents, or about 80 percent of them, were smuggled to safety, says the ministry, which aided in the operation.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

hip hip-hooray!!!

It's tragic how much history has been destroyed be religious fanatics over the cenuries.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:17 PM

View PostOverSword, on 25 February 2013 - 04:51 PM, said:

hip hip-hooray!!!

It's tragic how much history has been destroyed be religious fanatics over the cenuries.

Agreed.

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