TITLE

The Gardens of Marrakech

AUTHOR(S)
Williams, Stephen
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Middle East;Jul2004, Issue 347, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Marrakech has long been famed for its exquisite gardens. Originally the capital of the ancient Almoravid empire, the fabled pink city grew rich on the trans-Saharan trade in gold and ivory, and both wealthy merchants and the city's rulers took pride in planting gardens of great beauty and sophistication. Some of the most ancient landmarks in Marrakech are the gardens originally laid out by the 12th century Almoravid Saharan chieftain Abou Bekr and his cousin Youssef Ben lachfine. Nearby the busy city airport are the Menara Gardens, a 250-acre expanse of wide avenues, palms and olive trees.
ACCESSION #
13719433

 

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