Mali Museum Struggles to Save Artifacts

Author:
AlJazeera English
Publisher:
AlJazeera English
Publication Date:
21 January 2013
Tags:
Mali

Bamako's national museum is struggling to stay open - it holds many important artifacts from Timbuktu and Gao. Mali's rich culture comes from being at the crossroads of traders and scholars travelling through the Sahara. The museum's director says groups in the north are trying to wipe out that history, but there are many men like him willing to risk their lives to save this piece of Malian history. Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri reports from Bamako.