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Medina of Fez
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Summary/Historical Context

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Founded in the 9th century and home to the oldest university in the world, Fez reached its height in the 13th-14th centuries under the Marinids, when it replaced Marrakesh as the capital of the kingdom. The urban fabric and the principal monuments in the medina - madrasas, fondouks, palaces, residences, mosques and fountains - date from this period. Although the political capital of Morocco was transferred to Rabat in 1912, Fez has retained its status as the country's cultural and spiritual centre.

Place/country: Morocco,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100,
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:02:16
Publisher/producer: NHK,
Published in: 1981

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