A family’s collection of Manuscripts, Timbuktu.

The discovery of Timbuktu Manuscripts put an end to  BS about Africa being an intellectual dark spot until colonialists came with education and knowledge. The manuscripts were produced between the 12th and 16th century by local scholars.  This private collection was written on paper and sheep’s skin.  There are over 700, 000 manuscripts in Timbuktu.  Topics explored include medicine, law, religion and biology. The manuscripts are from around West Africa and the  Maghreb

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About leratomogoatlhe

I fell in love with traveling Africa on a four day trip to Accra in 2006. I started my journeys around the continent in 2008, when I went to Senegal, and around West Africa to launch my dream of knowing Africa through all my senses. I have been to 24 countries (and counting) over five years of stopping everything in my life to focus on one phenomenal continent. #AfricaRocks.
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