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Islamic heritage: 4 Moroccan sites registered on the final list of ISESCO

Four Moroccan sites were registered in the final list of the Islamic inheritance at the end of the extraordinary meeting of the commission of the inheritance in the Islamic world, held on 2 and 3 December at the seat of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), said a statement from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports -department of Culture-.

These are the Al-Quaraouiyine Mosque in Fez, the Tinmel Almohad Mosque located in the Western High Atlas, the site of Ksar Sghir in the province of Tangier and the Oasis of Feguig, the statement said.

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, the park of Khenifiss, the national park of Dakhla, the city of Casablanca and the Oued-noun basin were added to the preliminary list heritage of the Islamic world, said the same source.

The choice of these historic 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 to make it known at the national and international levels. It is also a recognition of the value and human dimensions of these sites, concludes the press release.

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