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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
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Type of site: Cultural
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Date of Inscription: 1987
Location: Africa, Morocco, Province de Ouarzazate
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Description: The ksar is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat composed of a cluster of earthen buildings encircled by high walls. The surrounding walls are reinforced by corner towers that look down upon the many houses. Ouarzazate province’s Ait-Ben-Haddou is a conspicuous illustration of southern Moroccan architecture. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Aït Benhaddou (Arabic: آيت بن حدّو) is a 'fortified city', or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. It is situated in Souss-Massa-Draâ on a hill along the Ouarzazate River and has some beautiful examples of kasbahs, which unfortunately get damaged each rainstorm. Most of the town's inhabitants now live in a more modern village at the other side of the river; ten families however still live within the ksar. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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