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A fabled city of the Sahara: How much do you know about Timbuktu?

2. When was Timbuktu founded?

Scholars believe the city was founded some time in the 11th century AD, or the 5th century under the Islamic calendar.

Scholars believe the city was founded some time in the 11th century AD, or the 5th century under the Islamic calendar.

Scholars believe the city was founded some time in the 11th century AD, or the 5th century under the Islamic calendar.

Scholars believe the city was founded some time in the 11th century AD, or the 5th century under the Islamic calendar.

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In the 5th century BC

 

In the 5th century AD

 

In the 8th century AD

 

In the 11th century AD

 
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