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Tamantit (north of Adrar in Algerian desert) is a millinery city played for centuries a key role as a linking point for caravans between the Maghreb and the Abyssina. In this picture is only a small part of the huge collection of ancient books in the library of the Zaouia of Sidi El Bekri, we have been told that among its scholars is a family who generation by generation holds the legendary tradition of preserving one of the four copies of the original scripts of the Quran who was sent to the Magvreb at the era of Calif Othmane Ibn Afane, which was burnt and then written again. Here we see manuscripts on a multitude of disciplines, including religion, geography, sociology and especially original manuscripts written by Abderahmane Al Thaalibi (Supreme judge of Algiers 1384-1471).

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  • Copyright: Hichem Merouche (hmerouche) (14)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2013-07-00
  • Categories: Ruines
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2015-04-17 13:55
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