Timbuktu, Mali - UNESCO World Heritage Site


Country: Mali | Type: Cultural | Theme: Urban Landscape  Introduction to Timbuktu Timbuktu is thought to have been found near the end of the 5th century.  During the 15th and 16th centuries, Timbuktu was an important center for the growth of Islam.  The city contains several well-known mosques including Sankore, Djingareyber, and Sidi Yahia.  These three mosques are remnants of the golden …

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