Africa

Scholars Assess Damage to Legacy of Timbuktui
X
January 29, 2013 8:38 PM
It has long been considered one of the wonders of Africa -- Mali's fabled city of Timbuktu, with historic architecture and extensive libraries, many containing documents found nowhere else. Now, the mayor of Timbuktu says Islamist militants fleeing the city have left a trail of destruction. VOA'S Jeff Seldin takes a closer look at just how much may have been lost.

Scholars Assess Damage to Legacy of Timbuktu

Published January 29, 2013

It has long been considered one of the wonders of Africa -- Mali's fabled city of Timbuktu, with historic architecture and extensive libraries, many containing documents found nowhere else. Now, the mayor of Timbuktu says Islamist militants fleeing the city have left a trail of destruction. VOA'S Jeff Seldin takes a closer look at just how much may have been lost.


You May Like

Video In Ukraine's Nikishino, No House Untouched by Fighting

Ninety percent of homes in one small village were damaged or destroyed as government forces failed to stop a rebel advance More

Pakistan’s 'Last Self-Declared Jew' Attacked, Detained

Argument about the rights of non-Muslims in Pakistan allegedly results in mob beating well-known Jewish Pakistani More

Turkey Cracks Down on Political Dissent, Again

People daring to engage in political dissent ahead of upcoming general elections could find themselves in jail More