Timbuktu nearly lost its heritage. Now it's on exhibit in a Brussels museum

Centuries old books that were smuggled out of Timbuktu during the siege of the city by Islamist rebels are now on display at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels. The Timbuktu Renaissance exhibition is a glimpse at what's been called one of the biggest cultural rescue operations ever carried out during a political-ideological war.


Egyptian censors say 'no' to the new Exodus blockbuster

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" has earned awful reviews from Western critics, but it got even worse treatment in Egypt: an outright ban thanks to "historical inaccuracies." It's far from the first film to be banned on those grounds, and that applies to European nations as well.