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Ksar Ait Ben Haddou
Morocco

Aït-Ben-Haddou (en arabe : آيت بن حدّو) est une commune du Maroc située dans la province de Ouarzazate. Elle se présente comme un ensemble de bâtiments de terre entourés de murailles, le ksar qui est un type d'habitat traditionnel présaharien. Les maisons se regroupent à l'intérieur de ses murs défensifs renforcés par des tours d'angle. Aït-Ben-Haddou est un exemple frappant de l'architecture du sud marocain traditionnel.

Tout autour de ce douar un ensemble de villages se regroupe. Tous ont été attirés par une rivière qui traverse une vallée. Les habitants de ces douars sont pour la plupart des berbères anciennement nomades qui ont ensuite choisi la sédentarité pour des raisons diverses.

Le ksar d'Aït-Ben-Haddou est inscrit sur la liste du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO depuis 1987.

Source : Wikipedia - Aït Ben Haddou

Copyright: Christian Laheyne
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 22100x11050
Taken: 27/02/2010
Chargée: 23/10/2010
Mis à jour: 06/03/2015
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