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Fez

December 19th 2011
Fez, the Imperial City, has the original old part called the Medina and a modern new town. We stayed in a beautifully restored Riyad in the Medina and walked throughout the medina. We tried to get lost, but only got really lost on our last day there. Fez claims to have the oldest University in the world, predating the Oxford religious instruction period. The Kairaouine Mosque and University in ... read more
Africa » Morocco » Anti-Atlas » Fez

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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