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The Daredevil Librarians Who Smuggled Ancient Manuscripts From Under the Noses of Al-Qaeda

The remarkable rescue of over 350,000 priceless manuscripts in Timbuktu

Ancient manuscript from Timbuktu, Mali

In June 2012, Al-Qaeda took over Timbuktu, a city on the edge of the Sahara desert. The goal of the terrorists was to wipe off the city’s history. They launched a vicious assault on Timbuktu’s…

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Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

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Top writer in History, Science, Art, Food, and Culture. Interested in lost civilizations and human evolution. Contact: prateekdasgupta@gmail.com