people standing around a table Courtesy of Mamadou Baro From left: Mamadou Kane, director of the National Museum of Mauritania; Cynthia Kierscht, U.S. ambassador to Mauritania; Baro; and Bowba Ould Nava, an archaeologist and professor from the University of Nouakchott. The collection was on display at the Festival of Ancient Cities, a culture and arts festival in Oudane, in northern Mauritania.