Tag Archive: Timbuktu

Aug 09 2015

TED-Ed: Mansa Musa, one of the wealthiest people who ever lived

Researchers from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering have designed an interface that takes advantage of a human’s split-second reflexes allowing a humanoid to maintain its balance and complete tasks. (Learn more: ) Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT Additional footage courtesy of the researchers  

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May 10 2014

SNMNH: Masons of Djenné – City of Mud

Djenné masons speak of the history of city, its founding myth, its architecture and the role of the masons in maintaining this architectural legacy. The masons also speak about the importance for the community of the annual ceremony of re-plastering the Great Mosque. Famous for its Sudanese-style architecture. Nearly all of the buildings in Djenné, including the …

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