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MALI - APRIL 01: Libraries of the desert: rediscovery and restoration of ancient Arab manuscripts in Bouj Beha, Mali in April, 2003 - Manuscript from Abdelkader Haidara's personal library. An astrology treaty dating back to 1144, in the Hegira. (Photo by Xavier ROSSI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

MALI - APRIL 01:  Libraries of the desert: rediscovery and restoration of ancient Arab manuscripts in Bouj Beha, Mali in April, 2003 - Manuscript from Abdelkader Haidara's personal library. An astrology treaty dating back to 1144, in the Hegira.  (Photo by Xavier ROSSI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)