Timbuktu is resurfacing once again from her dusty past. True to its adage as the farthest and remotest part of a nowhere in the deep Saharan desert Timbuktu stands tall as a formidable city that once had an illustrious past which attracted people from far and wide witnessing gold and salt exchanged as part of the earlier caravan route to Europe. Sadly this route has recently caught the eyes of the rest of the world with the sudden rise of the Tuareg tribesmen and their self-proclaimed Islamic state, which has torn apart the otherwise peaceful city of pious dwellers. Now all their saintly tombs are desecrated by the salafi-financed ignorant people. Once again Timbuktu is drawing the attention of the world for all the wrong reasons.