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Digging for the Truth: Timbuktu DVD

Digging for the Truth: Timbuktu DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: October 22, 2007

Join host Hunter Ellis as he travels to the Sahara desert to dig for the truth about the myths surrounding Timbuktu. Was this once a city where gold was aplenty? If not, what is the source of these fantastic tales? See what happens as DIGGING FOR THE TRUTH® travels to Africa and hundreds of years into the past.

  • Did caravans filled with gold once come from Timbuktu?
  • Hosted by former Naval pilot Hunter Ellis.
  • Filmed on location in Mali.


Located in Mali, on the western end of Africa, lies the city of Timbuktu. Currently home to Sankore University, this city was once considered the African El Dorado by Europeans, a city where the sidewalks and streets were lined with gold.

Former Navy pilot Hunter Ellis travels into the depths of Timbuktu's deserts to explore this myth. Did caravans of gold once pass through this Saharan city? Was there a time when the riches were aplenty? Join DIGGING FOR THE TRUTH® to see if there was once a source of limitless wealth. If so, what made this wellspring run dry? Learn more in a journey that travels into the depths of the Sahara desert and hundreds of years into the past.

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