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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts – Joshua Hammer

Timbuktu . . . the name evokes an inaccessible, mysterious place in darkest Africa. But it seems that in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries it was quite accessible. Scholars from distant lands flocked to the city to study. It was … Continue reading

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