Bibliotheque Habott, Chinguetti

Bibliotheque Habott features a collection of Arabic scriptures and illuminated manuscripts ranging from the 3rd through the 15th century. The library is well hidden in a one-story building surrounded by a labyrinth of narrow walkways. Once you find and enter it, look for astronomical manuscripts questioning the heliocentric model long before European scientists did so. If the library is closed, try calling the librarian's number, which is usually pinned onto the door. Put Bibliotheque Habott into our Chinguetti trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Chinguetti.
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  • Wonderful library with incunabula, the guided tour is spectacular and the guide knows a lot, speaks several languages and deserves to get close.
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  • To be seen: the very old books that the Habott family has carefully preserved for several generations in a place threatened by sand. We feel privileged to approach such religious books, astronomy or geometry...
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