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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

CountryMorocco
Date of Inscription1987
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/444

The ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. Ait-Ben-Haddou, in Ouarzazate province, is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco.

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