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Take a trip on the Niger River

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Niger River

Photograph by Brent Stirton, National Geographic

Timbuktu historian and philosopher Ismael Diadie Haidara takes a trip on the Niger River. His Moorish ancestors fled Andalusia when Spain expelled Muslims. The story of the Moors’ exodus and arrival in Mali is contained in Tarikh al-fattash, a history of the Mali Empire and one of Timbuktu’s most important ancient manuscripts.

See more photos of the January 2011 story “The Telltale Scribes of Timbuktu.”

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4 responses

  1. Beautiful silhouette! Thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga

    April 16, 2012 at 3:05 am

    • my pleasure :), thank you
      Have a beautiful new week !

      April 16, 2012 at 3:15 am

  2. This photo is so unbelievable!

    April 16, 2012 at 3:23 am

    • am glad you enjoyed 🙂
      Blessings for a beautiful week !

      April 16, 2012 at 5:12 am

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