The Current | Jan 31, 2013 | 24:00
Protecting culture in times of war
Tens of thousands of delicate, embellished, embossed writings from ancient manuscripts of Timbuktu haven't even been translated, but those that have offer a treasure of information - from the banal to the brilliant ... dating back centuries. Initial reports that most of the manuscripts were destroyed by Islamists in Mali now seem exaggerated, some have been spirited away, protected ... others likely looted. Today, we look at the toll war has taken on some of the world's greatest cultural treasures.