THINGS TO SEE IN ZAGORA

THINGS TO SEE IN ZAGORA


    Located 350 km south of Marrakech, Zagora is a huge ossis town by the edge of the sahara desert, known for its earth architecture mainly ksar and kasbah that are the true richness of the region. It is also a prehestoric rock engravings art heritage. 


   
     The ksar stands up for fortified village, with highly protecting wall and battlements, usually with a single entrance. It reflects the era of insecurity when the nomads were sneaking around as "Law makers".

     ksar Tassergate at the entrance of the city is a fine example to visit. It contains private homes, the alleys, the mosque, water wills, public square, craftsmen shops and the tribe house with its ethnographic Museum.
   
     ksar Amezrou with its Jewish heritage is among the ancient fortified villages in Zagora  still inhabited by families who relate their history lived with the jewish neighbors making the same handicrafts they still do today.

   The kasbah differs from the ksar by its reduced dimentions. It is often inhabited by an important family, rich with a warrior and social character. The zagora province is home to a hundred of kasbahs, the most famous are those of Caid Ali Tamnougalt in Agdez the kasbah Ouled Othaman and N'kob Kasbahs. Designed to protect tribal wars in the old times.



     In Tinzouline, 20 kms before Zagora and with 4×4 vehicule travelers can see rock engraving art heritage found along a dry river next to a grazing land in a place named Foum Chena. It forms a high concentration of entirely carved slobs with images related to the Berber-Lybico society dated back to the  first milenuim bc. The site is an opon air museum that shows human figures with animals berber text and mystrious figures. 

      On the road to the sand dunes of Tinfou stands the little town of Tamgrout. It is a 17th century monastery town, known of its old Library that held interesting scripts of Theology written of gold water, Peotery, Mathematic and Astronomy. the nearby pottery village, known for its green collor, becomes a regular stop for travelers to meet the local artisans