Timbuktu Timeline

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  • c. 1100
    Timbuktu in West Africa is founded by Tuaregs.
  • 1240 - 1645
    The Mali Empire rules in West Africa.
  • c. 1352
    The Muslim traveller Ibn Battuta visits the Mali Empire, including Timbuktu.
  • c. 1460 - c. 1591
    The Songhai Empire dominates the West African savannah.
  • 1469
    King Sunni Ali of the Songhai Empire takes control of Timbuktu.
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