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A ksar nestled in the heart of the earth

The ksar of Ait Ben Haddou and its traditional earthen architecture

One of the main faces of Amazigh culture in Morocco, the first encountered as one ventures into its discovery, the one that shapes the understanding of its identity, bears on its countenance the matrix of life: the earth. The traveler thus admires, scattered along the valleys fracturing the mineral vastness of the Atlas, all these […]

Discovering the Amazigh culture of Morocco

The carpet, symbol of Berber culture

The Berber world is like a world in itself, full and vast of a history that plunges into the distant past of our humanity, rich and colorful with a morning identity from its roots to the three horizons, solid, almost mineral, and yet vibrant multiple resonances of its culture. It is now recognized that Amazighity […]

The lost destiny of Jews from South East Morocco

Group of elderly Jews in a North African country

A long time ago, humanity from the east of Africa arrived to enrich its alter ego on the other side of the continent. In the third millennium BC, intrepid Phoenicians reached the Atlantic coast, and thus came into contact with indigenous populations, namely the ancestors of modern-day Berbers. Three centuries later, the founding of Carthage, […]

Our ancestors, the Berber

Libyans (Berbers), a Nubian, a Syrian, and an Egyptian, drawing by an unknown artist after a mural of the tomb of Seti I; Copy by Heinrich von Minutoli (1820).

The text explores the diversity and complexity of Berber identity throughout the millennia in North Africa.