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Zip Facts about Morocco:
  • Every Friday in Morocco (‘Al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiya’ or “The Western Kingdom”), everyone eats couscous, the national dish
  • In Morocco, it is considered as impolite to refuse “meat” as it is to handle food with the left hand. Meals are served when seated on cushions around a low table
  • John the Baptist is said to be buried in the tomb of the Shrine of Sidi Yahya in Oujda city
  • The oldest degree-granting university in the world, Al Karaouine (al-Qarawiyyin) University was founded in 859 in Fez, Morocco by Fatima al-Fihri as a mosque for her community
  • Marrakech (“Land of God”) has traditionally served as a base for resting and supply of camel caravans. In the sixties, it became a key stop on the “hippy trail”

Morocco Image_050-2-410x410Ahlam Lemseffer – mixed media on board