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Aït Benhaddou

 

Aït Benhaddou

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Aït Benhaddou at evening light
Type Cultural
Criteria iv, v
Reference 444
UNESCO region Arab States
Inscription history
Inscription 1987 (11th Session)

Aït Benhaddou (Berber: Ath Benhadu, Arabic: آيت بن حدّو‎) is a fortified city, or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. Most citizens living in the area now live in more modern dwellings in a nearby village, although there are 4 families still living in the ancient city. This giant fortification, which is made up of six Kasbahs and nearly fifty ksars which are individual Kasbahs, is a great example of earthen clay architecture.

Aït Benhaddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987[1] and several films have been shot there, including:

Also used in parts of the TV series Game of Thrones.

See also

References

  1. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Sites Ref 444

External links

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites Ref 444
  • Blog Ksar de Aït-Benhaddou (Spanish)
  • Ksar Of Aït Ben Haddou
  • Photos Ksar Ait Ben Haddou (Spanish)

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