Ancient African Civilization #Thread

Many old West African families have private library collections dated back to the 8th Century A.D. There are 11,000 books in private collections in Niger Republic. Meanwhile in Timbuktu, Mali, there are about 700,000 surviving books.
Also in the Mauritanian cities of Chinguetti and Oudane have a total of 3,450 hand written mediaeval books and 6,000 books surviving in the other city of Walata.
Most scholars of Timbuktu knew a lot more than their counterparts in Europe. In the 15th century in Timbuktu the mathematicians knew about the rotation of the planets, knew about the details of the eclipse.
African Scholars knew things which we had to wait for almost 150-200 years to know in Europe before Galileo and Copernicus came up with these same calculations and were given a very hard time for it.

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