Timbuktu in Africa | Commercial center of Africa 500 years ago

Did you know that this is a real populated area in Mali, Africa? Located in front of the great Sahara desert and synonymous with remoteness, exoticism and mystery, it was the intellectual heart, the cultural and commercial center of Africa 500 years ago.

Timbuktu, viewed from the top of its central market.
Timbuktu, viewed from the top of its central market.
Timbuktu center
Timbuktu center
Timbuktu map
Timbuktu map

Photo 1:rajarajaraja, Photo 2: upyernoz, Photo 3:Pan-African News Wire File Photos