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Koutoubia Minaret, Marrakech  
   

Koutoubia Minaret, Marrakech

Marrakech, Essaouira, and beyond...

December 19th 2006
Moroccans gather around storytellers and comedians, while tourists sit down for dinner at food stalls serving anything from couscous to sheep's head. Henna artists and fortune tellers wait for customers, as orange juice and dried fruit sellers try to get the attention of passers-by. Unknown scents and the snake charmers' unbearable music are in the air. Welcome to the Djemaa El-Fna, the central pl ... read more
Africa » Morocco » Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz » Marrakech

Moroccan Flag In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more
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