Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Timbuktu
Timbuktu’s million manuscripts reveal its heritage as a center of learning. Details
Program: Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Deep in the West African nation of Mali, where the savannah grasslands meet the Sahara, lies Timbuktu. It’s an impoverished town of about 30,000, most of them nomadic traders or subsistence farmers. But Timbuktu is rich in history — long ago, it was a place of high Islamic scholarship, and it still has a million manuscripts to prove it.
Premiere Date: 10/03/2003
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
To view the full experience of this website, please download and install latest Adobe Flash Player version.