THE CITY OF TIMBUKTU
Timbuktu, a fabled city in Mali's Sahara Desert, echoes with a rich history of trade, scholarship, and culture. Long a vital center for trans-Saharan commerce, it became a hub for gold, salt, and knowledge, fostering the exchange of ideas across Africa and beyond. Home to renowned universities and libraries, Timbuktu flourished as a seat of Islamic learning, preserving manuscripts that shed light on diverse subjects. Its iconic mosques and adobe architecture showcase the city's architectural prowess. While faced with the challenges of time, conflict, and desertification, Timbuktu's allure endures.