Lankester said that many of his Tuareg employees have left Timbuktu, Gao, and the surrounding cities.
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Perhaps inevitably, the women of Timbuktu were singled out for special persecution.
Some gold ornaments are made, the gold being brought from the interior by caravans which trade regularly with Timbuktu.
Yet in the eighteenth century the Niger and Timbuktu were still a mystery.
Many of them live in the white-walled cities such as Ghadames, Kand, and Timbuktu—all large centres of population.
Timbuktu has scarcely any religion, or, more correctly, too many.
In 1823 he set out for West Africa, intending to penetrate to Timbuktu.
No pyramids, no marble temples, make Timbuktu one of the world's wonders.
In Kabara they were packed onto a camel and taken to Timbuktu and delivered to the missionary.
city on the southern edge of the Sahara desert, older spelling Timbuctoo, used allusively in English for "most distant place imaginable" from at least 1863.
A remote town in western Africa. Figuratively, it is a faraway and unknown place.