Wednesday, March 06, 2013


The headlines proclaimed that the ancient books in Timbuktu's libraries were burned by "islamic" terrorists, but like the "Baghdad" museum kerfuffle, it turns out that locals actually rescued most of the artifacts/books before they could be destroyed...The Australian tells the story of how the books were saved ( with a litltle help of German diplomats)...

headsup Archology.

This BBC program discusses the libraries.

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