Sunday, February 3, 2013

Ancient Manuscripts from the Desert Libraries of Timbuktu

The Library of Congress has an online exhibit of ancient manuscripts from the libraries of Timbuktu. The manuscripts are on loan from two libraries in Mali. They cover every aspect of life and show the high level of life in ancient Timbuktu. The documents are in Arabic so the Library has furnished summaries along side each document. Some of them include: A Poem on Islamic Law, The Law of Inheritance, The Law of Slavery, Islamic Mysticism, and Islamic Doctrine. Thanks to teacher, Cheryl Davis, for tweeting the link.

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