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Off the beaten path, this ancient kasbah has mosaics that have survived since the early 1800’s. There are surprises around every corner. Silk carpets, tile work, metal work, carvings and more. Beautiful!
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📍La Palmeraie, Marrakesh, Morocco 🇲🇦
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The ancient ruins of Volubilis reminded me of the Forum in Rome, just on a smaller scale. On a blue sky day like this, it was impossible not to be enchanted.
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#Morocco #Tangier #CavesOfHercule #Марокко #Танжер #ГеркулесовыПещеры
RU ➡️ Краткая история
👉 6—7-е тысячелетие до нашей эры — в пещере живут люди времён неолита
👉 1878 год — пещера «открыта заново»
👉 1900-е годы — пещера использовалась как публичный дом
👉 1920 год — пещера открыта для свободного посещения
👉 1952 год — пещера внесена в список Национального наследия
👉 1982 год — пещера освещена электричеством
👉 23 октября 1995 года — британская рок-группа Def Leppard отыграла в пещере концерт. В те же сутки она дала по концерту в Лондоне и Ванкувере — таким образом, Def Leppard стали первой рок-группой в мире, отыгравшей три концерта на трёх континентах за одни сутки, что было внесено в Книгу рекордов Гиннеса
👉 20 декабря 2003 — январь 2004 — пещера закрыта в связи с камнепадом, вызванным стройкой неподалёку
👉 сентябрь 2013 — сентябрь 2015 — пещера закрыта в связи с реконструкцией
EN ➡️ Short History
👉 6000 BC - Neolithic habitation
👉 1878 year - cave re-discovered
👉 1920 year - cave open to the public
👉 1952 year - declared a National Heritage site
👉 1982 year - electric lights installed
👉 1986 year - Brion Gysin's ashes are scattered here
👉 1995 October 23 - British rock group Def Leppard played a concert in the cave (along with concerts in London and Vancouver, Canada), thereby becoming the first rock group to play three concerts on three continents in one day. The achievement was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records
👉 2003 December 20 - closed to the public after a rockfall caused by nearby construction work
👉 2004 January - reopened after a brief examination
👉 2015 September - reopened after 2 years of work on the cave by the king Mohammed VI of Morocco
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▪ The historic # Télouet Tunnels in Ouarzazate Region ... And Tlawat .. means Tamazight assembly place and meeting .. • The Kasbah was founded by Muhammad Ibibat in the second half of the 19th century, exactly in 1860. After the death of its founder, the Kasbah moved to the ownership of the Al-Kalawi family, which supervised the completion of its construction and gave it a beautiful aesthetic through the elegance of its architecture and the beauty of its architecture. To be classified within the framework of human civilization heritage, which attests to high quality .. This is a model of a whole mini-Moroccan city. It was built in the ancient tradition of history in the city of Morocco by the more than 300 local and creative craftsmen from all over Morocco for five years of continuous work.
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As we approached Africa I looked down from my window seat to get a first glimpse of this continent. At first I saw distinct folded peaks of the mountains. A terrain I had never seen before. As I followed the edge of the Atlas Mountains to see further into the distance I noticed the ginormous sand dunes of the Sahara Desert. I felt my eyes welling up. Did people really cross this desert? What compelled people to make that decision? Religion, war, food, better livelihood, caste, or mere fascination? How many survived and how many didn’t? I found myself crying a little inside thinking of the lives lost, the massive sacrifices made, the trouble that men, women and children went through and the rich history of the region.
I could feel what a tiny being I am in front of the planet. I also felt extremely grateful for technology, science, current times where I can sit comfortably in a plane and admire the view from a height. Safe from the heat, aware because of the countless sources of knowledge on the region and with the insight of how lucky I am to be living in a time like this.
This is a drier part of the desert (as if all desert is not dry) near Marrakech towards Zagora. The desert changes too with distance. The tents might remind you of Game of Thrones but they also made me think of that time in history where living like this was a luxury too that only few could afford. It might still be for many nomads who in this day and age still cross or live in the Sahara Desert. #humbled
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"Fossils discovered in Morocco are the oldest known remains of Homo sapiens, scientists reported on Wednesday, a finding that rewrites the story of mankind’s origins and suggests that our species evolved in multiple locations across the African continent.[...]
Until now, the oldest fossils that clearly belonged to Homo sapiens were discovered in Ethiopia. In 2003, researchers working at a site called Herto discovered a skull estimated to be between 160,000 and 154,000 years old.[...]
A pair of partial skulls from another site, Omo-Kibish, dated to around 195,000 years of age, at the time making these the oldest fossils of our species.[...]
In 1961, miners in Morocco dug up a few pieces of a skull at a site called Jebel Irhoud. Later digs revealed a few more bones, along with flint blades. [...]
Since 2004, Dr. Hublin and his colleagues have been working through layers of rocks on a desert hillside at Jebel Irhoud. They have found a wealth of fossils, including skull bones from five individuals who all died around the same time.[...]
Many of the flint blades showed signs of having been burned. [...] This accident of history made it possible to use the flints as historical clocks.
Dr. Hublin and his colleagues used a method called thermoluminescence to calculate how much time had passed since the blades were burned. They estimated that the blades were roughly 300,000 years old. The skulls, discovered in the same rock layer, must have been the same age."
Source for more: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2017/06/07/science/human-fossils-morocco.amp.html
Pic1: The Jebel Irhoud site in Morocco.
Pic2: An almost complete adult mandible discovered at the Jebel Irhoud site in Morocco.
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