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Manuscripts from the Mamma Haidara Library, Timbuktu | by Robert Goldwater Library
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Manuscripts from the Mamma Haidara Library, Timbuktu

"Paper was often in short supply in Timbuktu. This manuscript demonstrates how paper was recycled. A researcher writing on Arabic grammar wrote over the English [Scottish] explorer Alexander Gordon Laing's travel log."

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Taken on May 15, 2009