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Rebuilding of Timbuktu’s precious mausoleums begins

Rebuilding of Timbuktu’s precious mausoleums begins

| March 24, 2014

(GIN)—Mausoleums in the historic city of Timbuktu, defaced during the 2012 uprising by separatist Tuaregs and Islamists in the north of Mali, are being rebuilt by Malian experts, the United Nations has said. Masons began work last week on the centuries-old tombs critically damaged by militants who considered the local Sufi version of Islam to […]

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