Timbuktu

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Timbuktu

  1. 1. Timbuktu: Ancient center of Islamic Africa
  2. 2. Salt comes from the north, gold from the south, and silver from the country of the white men, but the word of God and the treasures of wisdom are only to be found in Timbuktu. — old West African proverb
  3. 3. Timbuktu: at the center of trade
  4. 4. The beginning Founded eleventh century by Tuareg nomads The middle Major trading center of Mali and Songhai Had university, 25,000 scholars, 100+ Qur’an schools The end Sacked by Morocco in 1591 Sea routes took over trade
  5. 5. Tuareg nomads
  6. 6. West African mosques
  7. 7. Wattle huts
  8. 8. Timbuktu today
  9. 9. fin

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