Wisdom Of The Sands

Lee Hadden writes “Geographical, the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, has an
interesting article in the September 2003 issue, pages 37-41. “The Wisdom
of the Sands,” photographed by Catherine Hanson, describes how small
private collection of Arabic manuscripts are held in the Sahara. The name
for these small libraries is “Khizanat.” These rare and ancient books are
in danger of loss and decay, and are being preserved by the Euro-
Mediterranean (Euromed) Heritage.
See the Geographical site at: http://www.geographical.co.uk