Ancient Malian Manuscripts on Display in Brussels
Human rights tracts and Korans are among 16 ancient texts from northern Mali on display in a new "Timbuktu Renaissance" exhibition at the Center for Fine Arts in Brussels.
In 2012 Tuareg and Islamic separatists took over northern Mali, destroying crucial works of Malian heritage (file photo).
UN News, 27 June 2014
Two of the World Heritage mausoleums destroyed in Timbuktu have now been rebuilt through a partnership with local communities, the United Nations cultural agency said, adding that… Read more »
SciDev.Net, 24 June 2014
The covert rescue of thousands of historic manuscripts from Mali's Timbuktu during the city's violent take-over by Islamic fighters last year has made the texts available for the… Read more »
Deutsche Welle, 24 June 2014
When Islamists began wrecking Timbuktu's cultural heritage Abdel Kader Haidara put his own life at risk to save hundreds of thousands of manuscripts. Germany has honored him with… Read more »
Deutsche Welle, 10 June 2014
Islamists would have destroyed them, but they were smuggled to safety. The medieval manuscripts from Timbuktu are now being restored with the help of a German university. Read more »
Reporter, 29 March 2014
Last year at the end of August a handful of people in charge of the 32 family-run libraries of Timbuktu carried out a discreet operation that involved moving 80 percent of its… Read more »
Guardian Network, 1 October 2013
Spirited out of the city under the noses of jihadists, the literary treasures face conservation problems in Bamako's humidity Read more »