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surreymanSurreyman on 06/21/2006

Timbuktu Photo Timbuktu!
What a name! Can it fail to capture anyone's imagination?

Centre of fabled mysteries for centuries ... the byword for the ultimate in 19th. century exploration ... legendary city of ancient university, fabulous riches, Islamic purity, centre of empire, monumental architecture, unimagined wealth in gold ......

But now it's little more than a dilapidated collection of wind-worn buildings in the sands.

What happened?

I've never yet got to Timbuktu, but I fully intend to, and will.
Consequently, I've perhaps studied it more than many other places I have reached!

So few, if any, taking this quiz will have personal knowledge of the answers.
But, at the very least, surely the name 'Timbuktu' deserves a few minutes of your time?

Whatever your score, I hope then that 'Timbuktu' will have ceased to be merely a name - and that you, too, might also be encouraged to make that fabled journey!
10 Questions

Rating:  (8.06/9)
Difficulty:  Somewhat Difficult
Taken: 28 times

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Player: Level: % Correct: Time to Complete:
Ascorvinus 41100.00%    111.69 seconds    
Allena 25390.00%    77.17 seconds    
Usfusf 17590.00%    116.12 seconds    
Daveguth 25090.00%    268.73 seconds    
M3gan 180.00%    280.90 seconds    
Bushyfox 17480.00%    363.19 seconds    
Seamus1 1580.00%    394.37 seconds    
Cheezguyty 5270.00%    101.55 seconds    
Hawthorne 9070.00%    103.77 seconds    
Tatanka 18970.00%    105.01 seconds    

Comments (1)
Seamus1  (Level: 15.2)
Wed, 7th Oct '09 9:27 PM

Great test, thanks! I read the book Unveiling of Timbuktu by Galbraith Welsh so I sort of had the upper hand on this one. I'll go to Timbuktu with you any day!

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