ZAGORA SIGHTDEEING

ZAGORA SIGHTDEEING


    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".

     The ksar contains private homes, the alleys, the mosque, water wills, public square, craftsmen shops and the tribe house. ksar Tassergate that is known of its ethnographic Museum and  ksar Amezrou with its Jewish heritage are worth seeing 

   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.



     The rock engraving art heritage found along a dry river next to a grazing land in a place named Foum Chena in Tinzouline, 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