Iconic books are texts revered as objects of power rather than just as words of instruction, information, or insight. In religious and secular rituals around the globe, people carry, show, wave, touch and kiss books and other texts, as well as read them. This blog chronicles such events and activities. (For more about iconic books, see the links to the Iconic Books Project at left.)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Timbuktu's Old Books

The Guardian today put online a beautifully photographed audio slide-show showing a sample of Timbuktu's scattered ancient manuscripts which, as my previous post noted, are now being collected into libraries and catalogued.

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