French: Tombouctou
The Timbuktu is a World Heritage Site in Mali defined by the UNESCO in 1988 and definitely a recommended cultural sightseeing location.
It is on position 119 (119, 69) in our monthly survey..

"Home of the prestigious Koranic Sankore University and other madrasas, Timbuktu was an intellectual and spiritual capital and a centre for the propagation of Islam throughout Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries. Its three great mosques, Djingareyber, Sankore and Sidi Yahia, recall Timbuktu's golden age. Although continuously restored, these monuments are today under threat from desertification."
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Criteria:

(ii)(iv)(v)

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List of books: Timbuktu