Cultural Importance Of Timbuktu

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Introduction Timbuktu is located in Mali, Sahara Desert, near the edge the Niger River. It was discovered as a World Heritage Site in 1988 and is listed on UNSECO as a cultural site. Timbuktu was a spiritual and intellectual capital and a center for the propagation of Islam throughout Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries. Now in the 21st century, it is home of Koranic Sankore University. With a population of approximately 30,000 as for 2017, Timbuktu was the product of African and Arabs architecture but is continuously being restored because the monuments today are under threat from desertification. Paragraph 1 Timbuktu was founded as a World Heritage Site in 1988. The criteria on UNESCO states why Timbuktu is a cultural World Heritage Site. Timbuktu is listed under 3 criterion, numbers 2, 4 and 6. Timbuktu falls into criterion 2 because the mosques and holy places of Timbuktu have played an essential role in the spread of Islam in Africa at an early period. Timbuktu is listed in criterion 4 because the three great mosques of Timbuktu, restored by the Qadi Al Aqib in the 16th century, bear witness to the golden age of the intellectual and spiritual capital at the end of the Askia dynasty. Timbuktu has elements of criterion 5 through the three mosques and mausoleums are outstanding witnesses to the urban establishment of Timbuktu, its…show more content…
LLC provides financial planning and investment management to individuals, families and their related entities, trusts and estates, and family businesses. The company manages and works with clients to define financial objectives and to develop strategies for reaching these objectives. The threats in Timbuktu are being managed by the Mali government. They have contacted UN and have asked them to recognize the threat to the condition of its historical sites and the high risk of trafficking of cultural
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