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The ancient manuscripts of Timbuktu are a door into Africa's golden age. We must not let this crisis threaten their survival

Mali's ancient treasures are too valuable to be buried again

Published on 19 February 2013

The ancient manuscripts of Timbuktu are a door into Africa's golden age. We must not let this crisis threaten their survival

Published on 19 February 2013

People of Timbuktu save manuscripts from invaders

These manuscripts are our identity

Published on 4 February 2013

How Timbuktu Saved Its Books

Behind the rescue of Mali?s historic manuscripts

Published on 3 February 2013

Published on 31 January 2013

Timbuktu's documentary treasures

Memory of the World project

Published on 30 January 2013

Timbuktu Update

Custodians of the libraries worked quietly to save mss

Bulk of Timbuktu manuscripts safe, unharmed -experts

No damage to most mss experts report

Published on 28 January 2013

Timbuktu mayor: Mali rebels torched library of historic manuscripts

Fleeing Islamist insurgents burnt two buildings containing priceless books as French-led troops approached, says mayor

Published on 16 January 2013

Published on 4 November 2012

Scrolls under threat

After the ancient tombs the manuscripts are next?

Published on 25 August 2012

Malian treasures trapped in a culture war

Islamist groups, affiliated with al Qaeda, have singled out Sufism

Published on 23 August 2012

Published on 10 August 2012

Timbuktu shrine destruction a 'war crime': ICC

Shrines considered to be idolatrous and thus have been wrecked

Timbuktu shrine destruction a 'war crime': ICC

Shrines considered to be idolatrous and thus have been wrecked

Published on 25 July 2012

Creation of a Special Fund for the Safeguarding of Mali's World Heritage sites

Support Mali's efforts to safeguard the World Heritage properties affected by the armed conflic

Published on 19 July 2012

The Power of Culture in Mali's Economic Development

Music industry is a small but significant driver of economic development

Published on 15 July 2012

Is Destroying Timbuktu's Heritage Un-Islamic?

First Muslims were inspired by glorious works from the Greek-speaking world

Published on 12 July 2012

Shrines in Timbuktu destroyed

More destruction sanctuaries

Published on 9 July 2012

CALL FOR A HALT TO THE DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE SITES IN MALI

World Archaeological Congress condemns religiously-motivated destruction in Mali

Published on 5 July 2012

A Culture Under Attack In Mali

Fighting condemned

Published on 2 July 2012

Islamist rebels in Mali destroy Timbuktu historic sites

Axes, shovels and automatic weapons used to destroy tombs

Published on 1 July 2012

Tombouctou : la destruction des mausolées par les islamistes d'Ansar Dine

Une conservation avec l?anthropologue et archéologue suisse Eric Huysecom

Published on 28 June 2012

Published on 15 June 2012

Published on 18 May 2012

UNESCO: Warns Heritage Sites in Mali, Arab World at Risk

Ancient mosques under threat from rebel groups

Published on 7 May 2012

Published on 21 April 2012

Looting, the subsistence digging economy in Mali; and stemming the flow of looted antiquities from Mali to the USA

Summary of the looting crisis in Mali, and the role of the antiquities market in the U.S.

Published on 3 April 2012

Apres les Bouddhas de Bamyan, les manuscrits de Tombouctou?

Des rebelles ont pris lundi le contrôle de Tombouctou

Published on 1 April 2012

Published on 30 March 2012

PETITION TO SAVE THE MANUSCRIPTS OF TIMBUKTU

Save the ancient Islamic manuscripts

Published on 6 June 2011