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Protecting these manuscripts appears all the more urgent in the light of Mali’s political context. This World Heritage is a very rich but still under-exploited material, as there are only a few specialists on the topic worldwide.
One of them is a researcher at the ENS de Lyon. For the past 4 years, he has been deciphering the manuscripts and shining a new light on the foundations of Africa and Islam - findings that will be scrutinized by researchers around the world. He has also set up a Malian team of editors to ensure this precious knowledge is not lost.
- 15,500 manuscripts identified in Timbuktu
- Just 1% of them been translated so far.