0 Likes

Tetouan Cemetery No. 1
Morocco

Carved into the hillside with the calm waters of the Mediterranean visible in the distance, the Tetouan Jewish Cemetery hosts some of the most elaborate tombstones in the region. Many even possess epigraphs, far from customary among Jewish communities. To learn more about this site and explore others, visit our exhibit website (http://www.jewishmorocco.org/?page_id=1148)

Copyright: The diarna project
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14052x7026
Uploaded: 31/08/2011
Updated: 25/04/2014
Views:

...


Tags: diarna; d'fina; jewish; juif; jews; judaism; maroc; morocco; moroccan; maghreb; north africa; shrine; history; heritage; muslim; islam; jewishmorocco
  • Mhammad Benaboud 10 months ago
    I have the impression that the arrow in the picture is not pointing in the right direction. The Straights of Gibraltar are Northwards and the arrow seems to be pointing towards the Mediterranean Sea which is eastwards.
  • Mhammad Benaboud 10 months ago
    The Three Historical Cemeteries of Tetouan Mhammad Benaboud The Tetouan Asmir Assocition This is the Jewish Cemetery of Tetouan. The Muslim Cemetery of Tetouan is just across the road. The oldest mausoleums in the Muslim Cemetery of Tetouan date back to the late fifteenth-early sixteenth century and they were built by the Andalusians came from Granada to rebuild the Medina of Tetouan. The graves in the Jewish cemetery are probably older. There is also a Spanish Catholic Cemetery further up Mount Dersa not far from the Muslim Cemetery.The Christian Cemetery is divided into two parts, the civil and the military sections and it is more recent, dating back to the period of the Spanish Protectarate in Morocco. The interesting thing about these three cemeteries is that they wer all build on the same mountain, Mount Dersa, where the Medina of Tetouan was also built. The conditions of the three cemeteries vary. The Spanish Catholic Cemetery is maintained very well. It is protected by a high wall and iron gates. There is a Muslim guard who also owns dogs. You will find palm trees and cyprus trees and well made paths inside the cemetery. The Jewish cemetery is also well protected with a wall and a an iron gate. There is also a Muslim gaurd. The condition of the Muslim Cemetery which is enormous, varies from one part to another. The City Council of Tetouan has organised one part of the cemetery, and the Tetouan Asmir Association started a project three years ago the objective of which is to rehabilitate and restore this historic cemetery.
  • comments powered by Disqus

    The Diarna Project
    Tetouan Cemetery No. 2
    Konrad Łaszczyński
    Morocco, Tetouan Avenue Hassan II stone square
    Konrad Łaszczyński
    Morocco, Tetouan Avenue Hassan II stairs
    Ismael Sbihi
    Strait From Gibreltar 360
    Ricardo Murad
    Vista del Puente de Dios desde pintoresco chamizo. Ouslaf – Talembote (Marruecos)
    faissel jayd
    tangier Forest
    faissel jayd
    Fantaine tangier
    koldo gorrotxategi
    Morocan arts museum, Tangier
    faissel jayd
    Port Tanger
    Konrad Łaszczyński
    Morocco, Tanger crossroads
    Konrad Łaszczyński
    Morocco, Tanger Restaurant Comedia outside
    Konrad Łaszczyński
    Morocco, Tanger Restaurant Comedia upstairs
    Marcio Cabral
    Olho D'agua water spring3
    Alexander Peskov
    Antalya. Lara. Falez Park Rocks
    Christian Laheyne
    The Hassan II mosque in Casablanca
    Andrea Biffi
    Via Mala
    Geoff Mather
    Lynmouth Harbour Devon England Uk
    heiwa4126
    Ueno Ameyoko
    Jon Jasper
    Tonto Natural Bridge
    Butch Cronin
    World War ll Memorial
    Andrea Biffi
    Panthéon
    Christian Laheyne
    Hassan II Mosque
    Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
    Balovnevo. Church. On the roof (2010)
    Trebol-a
    Casa del comandante
    The Diarna Project
    Tangier Synagogue (Interior)
    The Diarna Project
    Tangier Cemetery
    The Diarna Project
    Bamarne Cave
    The Diarna Project
    Tendrara Vichy Camp
    The Diarna Project
    Img 2916
    The Diarna Project
    Safi Seven Brothers Shrine/Lieux Saints Sebaa Ouled Ben Zmirou (Interior)
    The Diarna Project
    Moualin (Mwalin) Dad Shrine (Interior Courtyard)
    The Diarna Project
    Tetouan Cemetery No. 1
    The Diarna Project
    Sandur's Jewish Well
    The Diarna Project
    Essaouira Alliance Israélite Universelle
    The Diarna Project
    Azemmour Cemetery
    The Diarna Project
    Beni Mellal Cemetery No, 1
    More About Africa

    Welcome to Africa, AKA the motherland! Check out African Internet Radio while you're scoping the panoramas.The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.Text by Steve Smith.