April 2012 Blog Posts (1)

Heritage of Timbuktu, Mali at risk of damage

On Sunday, April 1st, 2012, Tuareg rebels took control of Timbuktu and now control roughly one third of the country of Mali. The three great mosques - Djingareyber, Sankore and Sidi Yahia – plus the associated cemeteries and mausolea that comprise the UNESCO World Heritage Site are threatened by this recent destabilization. In addition, Timbuktu houses over 700,000 ancient manuscripts whose security and protection is now in doubt as a result of this conflict.…

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Added by Global Heritage Network on April 16, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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