Tag Archives: Tetouan

Showcasing US Embassy Support for the Restoration of Ksar Sghir

Defenders of historical preservation in Morocco were honored to attend ceremonies last week showcasing US Embassy support to restore the archaeological site at Ksar Sghir, a fortress that was built under the Marinid Sultan Abou Youssef Yacoub in the 13th … Continue reading

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When Sidi Bouariqiya Was a Nationalist Shrine

Sid Bouariqiya in Tangier was the scene of a major Moroccan nationalist event on 1 January 1950: the burial of Mhammad Ahmed Benaboud, who died in a plane crash in Pakistan.
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Lasting Blessings of the Barakat Trust

The Barakat Trust for Islamic Art does cultural tourism of a special sort: revisiting the restoration projects that they have financed, and supporting the scholars they trust.
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