Re: Destruction in Timbuktu

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2013 01:53:29 +0100

We saw in French news that inhabitants in Timbuctu risked there lives
to hide hundreds of books which are now reappearing. Not everything
was destroyed : for a library that was completely burned, with some
books, up to 95% of books have been saved by brave people in their
attics or in garages (who have also hidden precious old wood masks).

2013/1/31 Bill Poser <>:
> It is indeed sad. However, I have now seen reports that most of the
> manuscripts were stored elsewhere and that it is believed that most of the
> collection has survived. I hope this is true.
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