AfriGeneas Africa Research Forum
I found this website about manuscripts from the ancient city of Timbuktu.
The introduction describes the exhibition this way:
"Timbuktu, Mali, is the legendary city founded as a commercial center in West Africa nine hundred years ago. Dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries, the ancient manuscripts presented in this exhibition cover every aspect of human endeavor and are indicative of the high level of civilization attained by West Africans during the Middle Ages."
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