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  1. From Tradition to Destruction: The Lost Libraries of Chinguetti

    ... to the holy city of Mecca. Old town, Chinguetti, Mauritania. ( CC BY SA 1.0 ) One consequence of this was the ... the World A private library in Chinguetti, Mauritania. ( La Mauritanie ) The remaining libraries are also ...

    dhwty - 24/02/2018 - 22:56

  2. Unlucky Number for Museum Thief Who Was Caught After Putting 666 Artifacts on ebay

    ... 1983. The big majority of the cultural treasures came from Mauritania, an Islamic country in the Maghreb region of western North Africa. ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 19/12/2016 - 21:55

  3. Once At the Far Reaches of the Roman Empire, Volubilis Rises Once More in Morocco

    In northern Morocco the great ancient city of Volubilis is rising again and is becoming a major tourist attraction. The city that was once neglected and half-forgotten is now being opened to the public, so they can experience the amazingly well-preserved Roman ruins. Volubilis, which is Morocco’s oldest Roman site, was in a state of decay for centuries. The government of Morocco had invested heavily in the restoration of the sprawling site and this is allowing visitors to witness the glory of Volubilis once again.

    Ed Whelan - 08/08/2018 - 14:01

  4. Mansa Musa: The Richest Man in History

    ... Cote d’Ivoire, the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal – an empire over 2,000 miles across. ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 20/10/2016 - 00:49

  5. The Rich Mythology and Megalithic Culture of the Ancient Berbers, Lords of the Desert

    The Barbary Coast of North Africa was named after the Berbers, the nomadic people who inhabited the region west of the Nile Valley in north Africa. Called the Amazigh or Imazighen in antiquity (meaning "free humans" or "free men"), they are among the oldest inhabitants of North Africa. Their rich mythology endured for thousands of years, eventually coming to influence the religious beliefs of the ancient Egyptians.

    Bryan Hill - 16/07/2018 - 11:03