Librarian saves artifacts from Alqaeda

This man deserves a medal or a parade or something. Once Mr. Haidara realized his home land in Timbuktu was occupied by terrorists he was afraid that they would destroy or sell ancient artifacts and books from the city’s repositories. So with the help of archivists, tour guides, family and friends Mr. Haidara, a book restorer and archivists himself manged to sneak 50-80 crates worth of artifacts over the course of 8 months pass terrorist checkpoints and occupied territory to safe locations. Much of the works he saved were ancient manuscripts. If this man hadn’t of saved these pieces they would’ve been burnt and lost to history. So Thank You Mr. Haidara you are a hero to historians everywhere.


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