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Mali, West Africa, Timbukto
Yes it does exist! although it has lost a lot from its glory days in the 14th and 16th centuries, still a fascinating place to visit. Meaning well of the woman named 'Bouctou'. In its day 25,000 students are reputed to have studied there at any one time. Some of the manuscripts can still be viewed; on such varied subjects at medicine, astronomy and arithmetic; sadly they are not well preserved.
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Robert_Brenchley  [Jul 31, 2004 at 08:41 AM]
This is where my wife's family originated; we'll get there one day!
alexB  [Aug 01, 2004 at 01:15 AM]
Aologies for ignorance - where is it? East Africa?
Bolayi  [Aug 02, 2004 at 12:41 AM]
West Africa - Mali
akselv  [Nov 03, 2006 at 05:35 PM]
On the outskirts of the Sah'ra... I wanna go there too
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