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DESERT LIBRARY. Chinguetti, Mauritania. Estab 777AD, then again  in the 13th century, as the center of several trans-Saharan trade routes. Spare architecture, exotic scenery  ancient libraries... The old quarter of the Chinguetti is home to five important manuscript libraries of scientific  Qur'anic texts, many dating from the later Middle Ages...  the city features a series of MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT LIBRARIES without peer in West Africa...

DESERT LIBRARY. Chinguetti, Mauritania. Estab 777AD, then again in the 13th century, as the center of several trans-Saharan trade routes. Spare architecture, exotic scenery ancient libraries... The old quarter of the Chinguetti is home to five important manuscript libraries of scientific Qur'anic texts, many dating from the later Middle Ages... the city features a series of MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT LIBRARIES without peer in West Africa...

Chinguetti, 13th century trading center in Mauritania in the middle of the Sahara, which is threatening to take back the city and bury it beneath its sands.

Chinguetti, 13th century trading center in Mauritania in the middle of the Sahara, which is threatening to take back the city and bury it beneath its sands.

Located in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania, Chinguetti is an ancient stone full of forgotten libraries.

Amazing Photos of the Sahara Desert's Lost Libraries (PHOTOS)

A medieval trading center located in northern Mauritania, Chinguetti was founded in the 13th century, and was the center of quite a few Trans-Saharan caravan trade routes. Today, it is known for its ancient libraries, scenery and spare architecture. #Mauritania

A medieval trading center located in northern Mauritania, Chinguetti was founded in the 13th century, and was the center of quite a few Trans-Saharan caravan trade routes. Today, it is known for its ancient libraries, scenery and spare architecture. #Mauritania

Located in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania, Chinguetti is an ancient stone full of forgotten libraries.

Amazing Photos of the Sahara Desert's Lost Libraries (PHOTOS)

Located in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania, Chinguetti is an ancient stone full of forgotten libraries.

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