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An African El Dorado Legend: Timbuktu

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Home of the prestigious Koranic Sankore University and other madrasas, Timbuktu was an intellectual and spiritual capital and a centre for the propagation of Islam throughout Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries. Its three great mosques, Djingareyber, Sankore and Sidi Yahia, recall Timbuktu's golden age. Although continuously restored, these monuments are today under threat from desertification.

on this subject: WHC documentation about this site

Place/region: Timbuktu, Mali, Sahara, Africa
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: NHK; UNESCO TV Sponsor: UNESCO WHC
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