Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Great Manuscript Heist

Usually it's a bad thing when people steal precious documents. However, this time, it saved hundreds of precious manuscripts. During the political unrest in Timbucktu, Dr Abdel Kader Haidara masterminded a gigantic smuggling operation that saved these precious documents from being destroyed in a fire set by the rebels. Instead of thousands, only a few hundred manuscripts were incinerated. It's a pretty cool story.

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