Read more about the article Lost Kingdoms of Africa episode 7 – Berber Kingdom of Morocco
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Lost Kingdoms of Africa episode 7 – Berber Kingdom of Morocco

Lost Kingdoms of Africa episode 7 - Berber Kingdom of Morocco: Gus Casely-Hayford visits Morocco, once the centre of a vast kingdom created by African Berbers that stretched from northern Spain to West Africa. We know less about Africa's distant past than almost anywhere else on Earth. But the scarcity of written records doesn't mean Africa lacks history. It is found instead in the culture, artefacts, and traditions of the people. Art historian Dr Gus Casely-Hayford explores some of the…

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Read more about the article Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure episode 2
Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure episode 2
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Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure episode 2

Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure episode 2: Alice Morrison takes on the vast Sahara in an epic camel trek over the dunes. At night by the campfire, she hears a shocking story of modern-day slavery from her trekking guide. The next day, her journey across the sands is halted by the closed border between Algeria and Morocco. Undeterred, Alice heads west on another trading route to Guelmim. She stops in Tamegroute, where she finds a hidden library of ancient…

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Read more about the article Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure episode 1
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Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure episode 1

Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure episode 1: Timbuktu - a place so mysterious, mythical and far, far away that it has become a legendary destination. Alice Morrison, Arabist, writer, explorer and Marrakech resident, follows what was once one of the world's richest trading networks - the infamous salt roads - across north Africa from the top of Morocco to the fabled sandstone city of Timbuktu. Trekking 2,000 miles across some of the deadliest landscapes on earth, Alice journeys deep…

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Read more about the article Gardens Near and Far episode 2 – Agdal, Morocco
Gardens Near and Far ep. 2 - Agdal, Morocco

Gardens Near and Far episode 2 – Agdal, Morocco

In Gardens Near and Far episode 2 - Agdal, Morocco, nestled between the Atlas Mountains and the Djebilet desert, the Agdal garden is an oasis of more than 500 hectares surrounded by ramparts, next to Marrakech. Jean-Philippe Teyssier, a landscape architect, takes us on a journey to discover the most beautiful gardens in the world.     Gardens Near and Far episode 2 – Agdal, Morocco The Agdal Gardens (or Aguedal Gardens) are botanical gardens of around 400 hectares (4.0…

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