Timbuktu africa map. West africa is home to many of africas oldest kingdoms. It is located on the southern edge of the sahara about 8 miles 13 km north of the niger river. How to get there. Its the place for you.
Timbuktu is a city in mali in west africa that was founded 1800 years ago. Timbuktu city in the western african country of mali historically important as a trading post on the trans saharan caravan route and as a center of islamic culture c. Overview west africa and the rise of the songhai empire. These kingdoms played an important role in the development of trade and economic growth of the region.
In his new six hour series africas great civilizations henry louis gates jr. During europes middle ages it was home to a rich writing tradition that saw the creation of millions of. Timbuktu was a regional trade centre in medieval times where caravans met to exchange salt from the sahara desert for gold ivory and slaves from the sahel which could be reached via the nearby niger river. Travels the length and breadth of africa to chronicle the continents history from a firmly african perspective.
Members of our staff are all certified by the travel industry council of ontario and have extensive international travel experience. Gatb is an airport in timbuktu mali opened on april 15 1961. Africa lesson plans for elementary school teachers in grades k 6 including geography trivia activities programs and thematic units map skills curriculum classroom and teaching ideas. Airlines and destinations.
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