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Monuments of the historic city of Meknes
The city of Meknes has many historical monuments, as it emerged as a present in the medieval era, and was an ancient commercial corridor linking several places, then it became one of the most important Islamic capitals. In the Almohad era, Meknes witnessed a great urban prosperity, where the city was provided with an advanced water system, and new neighborhoods emerged in it And in the Merinid era, Meknes received a large number of Andalusians, and schools were built in it since ancient times such as the School of Adol, the School of Philae, and the School of Bouanania, and the city prospered greatly during the reign of the Alevi State.
History of the city of Meknes
The city of Meknes, which is located in the north of central Morocco, was founded by the Zanada tribe of the Amazigh Maghaza in the tenth century, and it was then called (as a place of olives); It has many mosques and palaces, which earned it the title of (Versailles of Morocco), and Meknes fell under French rule in 1911 AD, and they built a new neighborhood located on the Bou Fekran River and separated from the old quarter, and Meknes included very large buildings; one of them was said to have accommodated 12,000 A horse, as it contained gardens irrigated from artificial lake waters.
The effects of the city of Meknes
Here are some of the monuments in the city of Meknes:
Willie, which used to be the capital of the Mauritanian kingdom, is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in all of Morocco. Emperor Caracalla, and historically the city of Willie fell under the rule of the Romens from 40 AD to the year 285 AD, and it became the capital of the Mauritanian province of Tingitana, and Willi relied on its economy on agricultural products.
The city of Moulay Idriss was established in 788 AD, and it was also named after the founder of the first Moroccan state, the most important saints in the state, and one of the descendants of Muhammad, peace be upon him, an important religious place for Muslims, and a religious festival is held annually attracting thousands of Muslims.
Bab Al-Mansour, which was completed in 1732 AD, was built by Sultan Moulay Ismail, which is a very large gate that separates the city of Meknes from the imperial city, and this gate is one of the best gates that still exist in North Africa.