Timbuktu

mansa_musa.jpgTrippy: a short visual trip to a place of architectural or design importance

Trippy to: Timbuktu, the fabled "from here to Timbuktu" trading, university, and spiritual city in Africa known for centuries as a meeting place for people, culture, ideas, rock-salt and other goods. Mud is the primary building material, and constant renovation is needed on all buildings in order to fight the constant eroding force of desert winds and sand.

Location: West Africa, in Mali; its Sahara Desert site is an important trade and caravan route that runs both east-west and north-south through Africa

 

Timbuktu Sampler:

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Photo Credits: University of Texas at Austin, Sprites Junior, Digital History, Dorling Kindersley Books, Infocult, About.com, Tabisite

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