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Scholars Assess Damage to Legacy of Timbuktui
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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.


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