Timbuktu Attractions - Tuareg Doors and Commemorative Plaques
The plaque commemorating Major Gordon Laing - the first European to reach Timbuktu ..on a newly mudded wall, as can be seen by all the marks left by the mudders' fingers.
"Now keep still and pose for the Toubab, my son !!"
A plaque commemorating Rene Cailliť ..
the first European to survive the journeyand return home to his native France to tell the tale .. who arrived in Timbuktu in 1828.
A slightly older door beneath the plaque of D. W. Berky
Henrich Barth .. the third European,a German, who arrived in the City in 1853
D.W Berky .. the first American to reach Timbuktu in 1912
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