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DESERT LIBRARY. Chinguetti, Mauritania. Estab 777AD, then again in the 13th cen…

DESERT LIBRARY. Chinguetti, Mauritania. Estab 777AD, then again in the 13th century, as the center of several trans-Saharan trade routes. Spare architecture, exotic scenery ancient libraries… The old quarter of the Chinguetti is home to five important manuscript libraries of scientific Qur'anic texts, many dating from the later Middle Ages… the city features a series of MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT LIBRARIES without peer in West Africa…

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