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Morocco, Historic City of Meknes

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Location region centre sud, Wilaya de Meknes, Morocco
Coordinates N33 52 59.988 W5 33 29.988
Date of Inscription 1996

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Founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement, Meknes became a capital under Sultan Moulay Ismaïl (1672–1727), the founder of the Alawite dynasty. The sultan turned it into a impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with great doors, where the harmonious blending of the Islamic and European styles of the 17th century Maghreb are still evident today.

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