Four Moroccan sites have been included in the final list of Islamic heritage at the end of the extraordinary meeting of the commission of heritage in the Islamic world, held on December 2 and 3 at the headquarters of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Isesco), said a Monday statement of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
It is the Al-Quaraouiyine Mosque in Fez, the Tinmel Mosque of the Almohads located in the Western High Atlas, the site of Ksar Sghir in the province of Tangier and the Oasis of Feguig, said the statement.
In addition, the sites of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, the city of Taza, the site of Lixus, the funerary monument of Al Kour in the province of El Hajeb, the cave of Taforalt in the province of Oujda, the park of Talassemtane in the province of Chefchaouen, The Ajgal Dragon Tree Reserve in the Anti-Atlas, Khenifiss Park, Dakhla National Park, the city of Casablanca and the Wadi Noun basin have been added to the preliminary list of the heritage of the Islamic world, the same source said.
The choice of these historical and natural sites crowns the action of the Department of Culture (Directorate of Cultural Heritage), which aims to preserve and enhance the Moroccan cultural heritage and make it known at national and international levels. It is also a recognition of the value and human dimensions of these sites, the press release concludes.