Rise of Timbuktu, The
Article that explains the history of the city, including some pictures.
Entry from the Encyclopaedia Britannica detailing the city of Timbuktu ("Tombouctou" in French), in the West African nation of Mali. Includes links to the weather, mythology, extensive history, and satellite imagery.
UNESCO World Heritage Centre: Timbuktu
Features a brief description of the city in West Africa, home of the prestigious Koranic Sankore University and other madrasas. Timbuktu, Mali, was an intellectual and spiritual capital and center for the propagation of Islam throughout Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Provides a hyperlinked profile of the city populated by the Songhay, Tuareg, Fulani, and Moorish people in the West African country of Mali. Features the geography and origins, legendary tales, education centers, and details about the city's modern decline.