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  • Similar Heritage Sites Recognized by UNESCO
  • Surrounding the city and the castle of the heritage city size
    The castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Southeast Asia Rattan 5, 18 in Europe, including a provisional list of 24 places and 11 places that are waiting to be listed.
  • Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town

    Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town ⓒUNESCO
    Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town
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    N9 18 32, E42 8 16
    Date of Inscription :2006
    Criteria : (ⅱ), (ⅲ), (ⅳ), (ⅴ)
    Property: 48㏊
    Summary : The fortified historic town of Harar is located in the eastern part of the country on a plateau with deep gorges surrounded by deserts and savannah. The walls surrounding this sacred Muslim city were built between the 13th and 16th centuries. Harar Jugol, said to be the fourth holiest city of Islam, numbers 82 mosques, three of which date from the 10th century, and 102 shrines, but the townhouses with their exceptional interior design constitute the most spectacular part of Harar's cultural heritage. The impact of African and Islamic traditions on the development of the town's building types and urban layout make for its particular character and uniqueness.
  • Historic City of Meknes

    Historic City of Meknes ⓒUNESCO
    Historic City of Meknes
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    region centre sud, Wilaya de Meknes
    N33 52 59.988, W5 33 29.988
    Date of Inscription : 1996
    Criteria : (ⅳ)
    Summary : Founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement, Meknes became a capital under Sultan Moulay Ismaïl (1672–1727), the founder of the Alawite dynasty. The sultan turned it into a impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with great doors, where the harmonious blending of the Islamic and European styles of the 17th century Maghreb are still evident today.
  • Saint Catherine Area

    Saint Catherine Area ⓒUNESCO
    Saint Catherine Area
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    Governorate of Janub Sina' (South Sinai)
    N28 33 22.428, E33 58 31.548
    Date of Inscription : 2002
    Criteria : (ⅰ), (ⅲ), (ⅳ), (ⅵ)
    Property : 60,100㏊
    Summary : The Orthodox Monastery of St Catherine stands at the foot of Mount Horeb where, the Old Testament records, Moses received the Tablets of the Law. The mountain is known and revered by Muslims as Jebel Musa. The entire area is sacred to three world religions: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. The Monastery, founded in the 6th century, is the oldest Christian monastery still in use for its initial function. Its walls and buildings of great significace to studies of Byzantine architecture and the Monastery houses outstanding collections of early Christian manuscripts and icons. The rugged mountainous landscape, containing numerous archaeological and religious sites and monuments, forms a perfect backdrop to the Monastery.
  • Great Zimbabwe National Monument

    Great Zimbabwe National Monument ⓒGraciela Gonzalez Brigas
    Great Zimbabwe National Monument
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    S20 16 60, E30 55 60
    Date of Inscription : 1986
    Criteria : (i), (iii), (vi)
    Property : 722㏊
    Summary : The ruins of Great Zimbabwe – the capital of the Queen of Sheba, according to an age-old legend – are a unique testimony to the Bantu civilization of the Shona between the 11th and 15th centuries. The city, which covers an area of nearly 80 ha, was an important trading centre and was renowned from the Middle Ages onwards.
  • Dougga / Thugga

    Dougga / Thugga ⓒUNESCO
    Dougga / Thugga
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    Gouvernat de Beja
    N36 25 24.996, E9 13 13.008
    Date of Inscription : 1997
    Criteria : (ⅱ), (ⅲ)
    Property : 70㏊
    Buffer zone : 80㏊
    Summary : Before the Roman annexation of Numidia, the town of Thugga, built on an elevated site overlooking a fertile plain, was the capital of an important Libyco-Punic state. It flourished under Roman and Byzantine rule, but declined in the Islamic period. The impressive ruins that are visible today give some idea of the resources of a small Roman town on the fringes of the empire.
  • Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City: a Shared Heritage

    Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City: a Shared Heritage ⓒUNESCO
    Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City: a Shared Heritage
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    N34 1 27 , W6 49 22
    Date of Inscription : 2012
    Criteria : (ii), (iv)
    Property : 30ha
    Buffer zone : 15ha
    Summary : Located on the Atlantic coast in the north-west of Morocco, the site is the product of a fertile exchange between the Arabo-Muslim past and Western modernism. The inscribed city encompasses the new town conceived and built under the French Protectorate from 1912 to the 1930s, including royal and administrative areas, residential and commercial developments and the Jardins d’Essais botanical and pleasure gardens. It also encompasses older parts of the city dating back to the 12thcentury. The new town is one of the largest and most ambitious modern urban projects built in Africa in the 20thcentury and probably the most complete. The older parts include Hassan Mosque (begun in 1184) and the Almohad ramparts and gates, the only surviving parts of the project for a great capital city of the Almohad caliphate as well as remains from the Moorish, or Andalusian, principality of the 17thcentury.