Timbuktu Research Paper

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Timbuktu is described as a mythical and a very far place, but it is located in Mali exactly in West Africa. Its location makes the city a meeting point between West Africa and the Berbers (Mostly North African countries) and Arab nomads from the north. It has a long history as a trading outpost, and intersection of the Trans trade route from north to south.
It became prosperous by Mansa Musa, king of Mali Empire who peacefully annexed the city in 1324. It is home to the prestigious Sankore University and other madrasas, and was intellectual and spiritual capital and center for the propagation of Islam throughout Africa during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Its three great mosques, Djingareyber, Sankore and Sidi Yahya, recall Timbuktu's

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