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.