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Morocco Adds Eight New Sites to Its  Monumental Heritage

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Rabat – Eight new sites in the cities of Oujda, Tangier, Youssoufia and Nador are now listed as Morocco’s historic monuments, according to Morocco’s Official Bulletin.

The monuments include Jbel Irhoud, where 300,000-year-old homo sapiens remains have been  recently discovered.

The bulletin indicated that no enhancement or modification can be made at the site without the authorization of the Ministry of Culture and Communication.

In Oujda, five buildings joined the country’s historic heritage, including the Bank Al-Maghrib, the Palace of Justice,  Cherif Idrissi library (Dar lmakhzen), cinema “Vox” and “Saint-François- Xavier” cathedral.

Nador Family Court and the Tangier Golf Club (state-owned building are the two remaining sites to join Morocco’s monumental heritage.

In Morocco, three hundred historic monuments, sites, and zones have been classed as national heritage.

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