Saved from Islamic extremists, Mali manuscripts face damage in new home

January 28, 2015 1:45 PM

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Saved from Islamic extremists, Mali manuscripts face damage in new home

A man holds an ancient manuscripts that will need to be restored after being damaged in Bamako, Mali, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. After being saved from destruction at the hands of Islamic extremists, thousands of ancient manuscripts from the fabled northern Mali city of Timbuktu now face a less dramatic but still worrying threat: weather and poor storage conditions in their new location that scholars say could lead to permanent damage. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed) (The Associated Press)

An unidentified man restores ancient manuscripts in Bamako, Mali, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. After being saved from destruction at the hands of Islamic extremists, thousands of ancient manuscripts from the fabled northern Mali city of Timbuktu now face a less dramatic but still worrying threat: weather...

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