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A dinosaur slumbering in South East Morocco

The dinosaur of Tazouda in Morocco

Occasionally the epilogue to a beautiful story keeps us in suspense, as though seeking one day to awaken our dormant desires to savour the blessings of the providence that inspired them. The story of the Tazouda dinosaur is one such beautiful story, and it has given the territories of the south-eastern region of Morocco a […]

The Naciria zaouia of Tamegroute, exploration of its genesis

The ancient Zaouia Naciria in Tamgroute

The zaouia of Tamegroute, known today as Zaouïa Naciria, is situated in the Drâa Valley at the gateway to the Sahara. Founded in the 16th century, it aligns itself with the Sufi brotherhood Tariqa Chadhiliyya, established in the Maghreb as early as the 14th century. This brotherhood wielded enduring spiritual, socio-economic, and political influence not […]

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.