Aït Benhaddou

Aït Benhaddou is a fortified city along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. It is situated in Souss-Massa-Draâ on a hill along the Ouarzazate River and has some beautiful examples of kasbahs. Most of the town’s inhabitants now live in a more modern village at the other side of […]

Ceuta, Spanish Morocco

Ceuta is a Spanish exclave in North Africa, located on the Mediterranean, on the southern coast of the Strait of Gibraltar. Captured by Portugal in 1415 and ceded to Spain in 1668, Ceuta is claimed by Morocco, which also claims other posts of Spanish sovereignty such as Melilla and some small islands in the Mediterranean […]

Laayoune, Western Sahara

Western Sahara is a territory of northwestern Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria in the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean on the west. It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly consisting of desert flatlands. The largest city, and capital, is El […]

New 7 Wonders Profile-Pyramids, Egypt

Man fears Time, yet Time fears the Pyramids – Ancient Arab Proverb The amazing Pyramids of Egypt, among the largest constructions ever built, constitute one of the most potent and enduring symbols of the mysterious Ancient Egyptian civilization. They are the only surviving member of the original and ancient seven wonders of the world. It […]

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