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OLRTXT SECUR ISLM POL REL DIP AID INSURG ML FR US WEU EMRG ZA
Reuters via news.yahoo.com ^ | Wed Jan 30, 2013 | Pascal Fletcher

Posted on 01/30/2013 2:05:48 PM PST by posterchild

Bulk of Timbuktu manuscripts survived occupation

DAKAR (Reuters) - The majority of Timbuktu's ancient manuscripts appear to be safe and undamaged after the Saharan city's 10-month occupation by Islamist rebel fighters, experts said on Wednesday, rejecting some media reports of their widespread destruction.

Denying accounts that told of tens of thousands of priceless papers being burned or stolen by the fleeing rebels, they said the bulk of the Timbuktu texts had been safely hidden well before the city's liberation by French forces on Sunday.

Brittle, written in ornate calligraphy, and ranging from scholarly treatises to old commercial invoices, the Timbuktu texts represent a compendium of human knowledge on everything from law, sciences and medicine to history and politics. Some experts compare them in importance to the Dead Sea Scrolls.

News that they were mostly safe, from people directly involved with conservation of the texts, was a relief to the world's cultural community, which had been dismayed by the prospect of a large-scale loss.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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1 posted on 01/30/2013 2:05:53 PM PST by posterchild
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To: posterchild

Best Headline of the week!


2 posted on 01/30/2013 2:07:31 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: posterchild

Damned retards have infiltrated the headline-writers community.


3 posted on 01/30/2013 2:08:36 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Uncle Miltie

IAG R. DTS XEE NDAY


4 posted on 01/30/2013 2:09:24 PM PST by posterchild
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To: posterchild

I guess I am having a stroke.....that headline.


5 posted on 01/30/2013 2:09:35 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: posterchild
What are you a poster child for?

Dyslexia

6 posted on 01/30/2013 2:11:00 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LAVE)
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To: humblegunner; posterchild

I’ve searched from here to Timbuktu for a headline like that.


7 posted on 01/30/2013 2:11:15 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: posterchild

DELORBLIAN DEKKLA A DA DA!!!!!


8 posted on 01/30/2013 2:11:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: posterchild

wow... headline written in... welsh?? /sarc


9 posted on 01/30/2013 2:12:52 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: posterchild

“OLRTXT SECUR ISLM POL REL DIP AID INSURG ML FR US WEU EMRG ZA” = “Be sure to drink your Ovaltine”


10 posted on 01/30/2013 2:13:25 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Very glad the headline was kept in tact. Otherwise it will be impossible to search for this article in the future!


11 posted on 01/30/2013 2:13:38 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: posterchild
OLRTXT SECUR ISLM POL REL DIP AID INSURG ML FR US WEU EMRG ZA

If I only had a dollar for every time I've said that.

12 posted on 01/30/2013 2:14:08 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: posterchild
Already posted here. ;)
13 posted on 01/30/2013 2:15:14 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: posterchild
Please, not another Vogon poetry thread. :-(

-PJ

14 posted on 01/30/2013 2:16:00 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: posterchild
Headline Reads to me as:


15 posted on 01/30/2013 2:16:47 PM PST by GraceG
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To: posterchild

Kitty steppin’ on your keyboard again?


16 posted on 01/30/2013 2:17:19 PM PST by TADSLOS ( "I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."-George Mason)
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To: posterchild

I hope Europe secures their art and history before the Muslims overtake it, especially the Pieta.


17 posted on 01/30/2013 2:19:17 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: Larry Lucido

HFUBdY ILNOT B TKIGDSHT FRM U WEU EMRG ISLM ZA


18 posted on 01/30/2013 2:19:24 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Gotta keep polling the Reuter’s site for headline updates for more news on this fast-changing breaking story.


19 posted on 01/30/2013 2:26:42 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

HFUBdY


20 posted on 01/30/2013 2:27:59 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
HFUBdY ILNOT B TKIGDSHT FRM U WEU EMRG ISLM ZA

Hey! How'd you get my FR password?

-PJ

21 posted on 01/30/2013 2:37:07 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: posterchild

Pls cnsrv vwls. Wr rnng ot!


22 posted on 01/30/2013 2:38:22 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: posterchild

Who wrote that headline? A DRUNKEN cat?...............


23 posted on 01/30/2013 2:38:47 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: posterchild

24 posted on 01/30/2013 2:41:05 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: posterchild

On the serious side, I’ll believe the texts are mostly OK when I find out who the “experts” are. “Expert al Quida” would put a bit of a dent in the credibility. But I am hopeful. The people who care about them there are shrewd enough to hide them when the barbarians were still outside the gate.

(I thought you were teasing us with the headline, but that’s exactly what it is at the source!)


25 posted on 01/30/2013 2:45:37 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: GeronL; Myrddin
GeronL wrote: wow... headline written in... welsh?? /sarc

Harumph! If the actual intended title had been written above and in English,
it's more likely that the Cymraeg version would read:

Swmp O Lawysgrifau Timbuktu Goroesi Galwedigaeth



(from the sub-title on the site : "Bulk of Timbuktu manuscripts survived occupation ")

26 posted on 01/30/2013 2:47:31 PM PST by bd476
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To: caver

Good one.


27 posted on 01/30/2013 3:04:01 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: bd476; camle; Alkhin; Professional Engineer; katana; Mr. Silverback; MadIvan; agrarianlady; ...

...they squilookle when they should nureek. If they’re going to keep her up all night, they could at least do it properly!


28 posted on 01/30/2013 3:06:13 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: posterchild

Authentic frontier gibberish.


29 posted on 01/30/2013 3:10:01 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: posterchild

I’d like to buy a vowel...and maybe an extra consonant or two.


30 posted on 01/30/2013 4:10:00 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: bd476; GeronL
Rhan fwyaf o'r llawysgrifau Timbuktu goroesi galwedigaeth

The Welsh makes more sense than the typical milspec message gibberish employed for the headline.

31 posted on 01/30/2013 4:18:56 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: posterchild

Translation:

“Captain Kidd’s treasure is buried 12 feet under the west entrance of parking lot D next to the Carolina Hurricanes’ hockey stadium.”


32 posted on 01/30/2013 4:57:43 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Myrddin; bd476

bump


33 posted on 01/30/2013 8:55:40 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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