The Legacy of Timbuktu: Wonders of the Written Word
The Legacy of Timbuktu: Wonders of the Written Word highlights the extraordinary richness of historical manuscripts dating back to the 13th century. particularly flourishing in the city of Timbuktu for more than 700 years in present-day Mali. In partnership with the Mamma Haidara Memorial Library in Timbuktu, the feature attraction of this exhibit is 25 of the estimated 1 million manscripts recently rediscovered in Mali, containing finely articulated calligraphy and colorful illustrations and covering a wide variety of subjects. This is only the second time these manuscripts have left Africa and been on display in the US.