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Most of Timbuktu's Vast Collection of African History Was Not Lost

Most of Timbuktu’s Vast Collection of African History Was Not Lost

The institute’s library collection included approximately 30,000 volumes, many of which are one-of-kind manuscripts some dating back 700 years. Although the library was set on fire by a radical Islamist faction, many of the documents had been removed and others were found safe in a locked basement room.