1. The Secret Rescue of ancient manuscripts from Timbuku during the Rebel Occupation (2012)

http://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/mali-ancient-manuscripts-timbuktu-islamic-extremists-librarians-Bamako


2. PBS Video from 2003 (6 minutes): Timbuktu's million manuscripts reveal its heritage as a center of learning

http://video.pbs.org/video/2254745635


3. UNESCO World Heritage Site in Danger: 2012 http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/119


4. Close-up Photographs of Ancient Manuscripts about Science and Mathematics (taken in 2007)


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1.Timbuktu manuscripts about Physics and Optics

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2. Timbuktu manuscripts about Mathematics and Astronomy


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3. Timbuktu manuscripts of Astronomy Tables


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This is a drawing of Timbuktu from Dr. Heinrich Barth's Exploration of Mali in the 1850's --

his book(s) are freely available (sections thereof ) at Google Books


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