The Ancient Astronomers of Timbuktu

The Ancient Astronomers of Timbuktu

DVD - 2009
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"The Ancient Astronomers of Timbuktu takes us from the edge of the Sahara Desert, to Addis Ababa in the East and Cape Town on the Southern tip of Africa. We follow investigative and collaborative research - from initial hurdles to illuminating discoveries - revealing details of daily life and the importance and relevance of Islam to scientific knowledge in medieval Timbuktu. As the information is uncovered we highlight the painstaking work done by conservators as they face the daunting task of preserving the brittle and damaged manuscripts before their contents is lost forever."--Www.astronomersoftimbuktu.com, viewed October 1, 2010.
Publisher: [Parklands, South Africa] : Dogged Films, 2009
Branch Call Number: 520.092 An221 2009 DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + folded insert (18 cm)

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