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Not All Of Timbuktu's Ancient Manuscripts Were Burned, It Seems
Researcher Jean-Michel Dijan: "The great majority of the manuscripts, about fifty thousand, are actually housed in the thirty-two family libraries of the 'City of 333 Saints.' Those are to this day protected." Many other documents (though not all) may have been hidden by the families who originally possessed them before the rebels arrived.
The New Yorker 01/29/13
Posted January 30, 2013 12:57 AM
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