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A Cradle of the Moroccan Monarchy: Historic City of Meknes. ©Barbara Blanchard 1996
A Cradle of the Moroccan Monarchy: Historic City of Meknes

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Alawite dynasty

Founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement, Meknes became a capital under Sultan Moulay Ismaïl (1672–1727), the founder of the Alawite dynasty. The sultan turned it into a impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with great doors, where the harmonious blending of the Islamic and European styles of the 17th century Maghreb are still evident today.


on this subject: WHC documentation about this site

Place/region: Meknes, Morocco, North Africa
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Production: NHK, producer. UNESCO WHC, sponsor ; UNESCO TV, sponsor.
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