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Reviving Timbuktu by preserving its priceless manuscripts

Clip: 03/10/2015 | 6m 20s

For centuries, Timbuktu was a center of learning, home to a university and a vast collection of manuscripts containing priceless written records of Islamic and African history. When, a few years ago, jihadists invaded the city and set about to destroy its cultural treasures, one man organized a mission to smuggle out most of the manuscripts. Jeffrey Brown reports from Mali.

Aired: 03/10/15

Rating: NR

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