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... visit was part of our Islam class, and we’ve been studying some of the politics of how the Mosque was built, and why. The principal reason was because the French wanted to honor soldier that had died in WWI, but why France suddenly decided it cared about Muslim soldiers is a whole different story. Part of it had to do with France’s desire to be seen as a benign colonizer, part of it had to do with the Germans encouraging soldiers from the colonies to defect ...
... to watch the sun set over the city. We climbed the three flights of steep stairs to the rooftop and sat in the chairs as the night sky turned from blue to orange and pink. While the sun set, a prayer started in the city. Five times a day, Muslims bow to Allah in prayer. Where the sun rises and sets dictates the timing of the prayer and each of the five is unique. The towers of the mosques have megaphones and the imam of the mosque (like the father or priest) will chant the prayer out ...
... the thread, a musical instrument shop and then a leather cooperative. Wow it was just extraordinary! We were pretty exhausted by the end of all that and it was 2.00. We then went back to the hotel for lunch. Mr Soussi, our Moroccan guide, tells us jokes on the bus usually firstly in Spanish, to which the South Americans laugh uproariously, and Mr Soussi breaks into his own unique laugh (something like Kerrie O'Keefe) so much that can't get it out ...
... she sat and joined me and then we headed off into the medina to explore some. When we'd grown tired of that we stopped for some very Moroccan sweet mint tea which I'm absolutely loving and then walked up the hill just outside the medina on the way up to the Spanish mosque, though we didn't make it all the way, to watch the sun set over the town. We then made our way back down and shared a delicious and very filling meal back in the main square, looking out into the passing crowd ...
... of the Moroccan Coast.
5TH - 3RD CENTURY BC
The State of Carthage extends its power to the coastal areas of north-west Africa. Indigenous monarchs however continue to rule the hinterland.
3RD CENTURY BC - 40 BC
Indigenous Berber monarchs rule the entire Moroccan territory.
Morocco is annexed to the Roman Empire.
430 - 700 AD
The Vandals invade and occupy Morocco. Later, Morocco becomes part of ...