Meet The Unlikely Group That Saved Timbuktu’s Manuscripts

The saving of Timbuktu’s priceless manuscripts owes everything to the bravery of an unlikely group — librarians. The coalition of Tuareg separatists and Islamic militants who overran the city last April were just the latest in a series of foreign invaders to sweep into the fabled desert city, so the owners of Timbuktu’s manuscripts did […]