July Remains

Today, the Al – Qaraouine Mosque is the largest mosque in all of North Africa, and can accommodate more than 20,000 faithful. Its design is rather austere, with columns and white arches and floors covered with mats of cane instead of the lush rugs exhibited in other famous mosques. The mosque consists of 270 columns forming 16 ships with 21 arches each one, a vision that evokes the Majesty and the intimacy of a forest of arches, in contrast with the simplicity of the design of the niches, pulpit and outer courtyard, decorated with elegant delicacy. 3 Volubilis Volubilis is an ancient Roman town located on the banks of the Khoumane River, near the imperial city of Meknes and considered by UNESCO as world heritage of humanity. City was mainly devoted to trade in olive oil, proof of which are the numerous remains of oil presses preserved among the ruins. The most spectacular remains are undoubtedly plentiful mosaics that he decorated the soils of rich residences.

But its conservation is quite problematic, since they are exposed to the sun light, wind and to visitors, who can walk on them without that nothing to protect. In 1946, the excavations unearthed several busts of bronze, among which that of Cato of Utica was. Other remains of the Roman city have been revealed as what probably was the headquarters of Idrid I, just beneath the Roman walls. In some houses you can see the level of these majestic homes, with its atrium and its impluvium, as well as certain constructions dedicated to the bathroom, especially four Roman hypocaust (system central heating) and a hammam of the Arabic period. 4 Mosque of Hassan II in Casablanca Hassan II in Casablanca mosque was projected in the place of the old municipal swimming pool. Construction began on July 12, 1986 and was finally inaugurated on August 30, 1993.

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