The exhibition features rare pieces that date back to the golden age of Andalusia in medieval Spain to highlight the history and cultural heritage of the Amazigh (Berber) people.
Rabat – Queen Letizia of Spain inaugurated an Amazigh (Berber) exhibition, titled “Ziri Granada from the 11th century and the Berber universe” on Thursday, December 5, at the Palace of Carlos V of the Alhambra in Granada.
The exhibition is taking place in the city of Granada and will run until April 20, 2020.
The president of the Junta of Andalusia, Juanma Moreno, and the minister of culture, Jose Guirao, as well as several Spanish and Moroccan public figures, attended the inauguration ceremony.
In collaboration with Dr. Leila Mezian Benjelloun, president of the Leila Mezian foundation, the exhibition aims to promote and raise awareness about the Amazigh culture and history and the profound influence it had on Andalusia.
Being the main contributor to the exhibition that brings together some 300 objects, Benjelloun has put a large part of her private collection at the exhibition’s disposal.
Of the 300 objects in the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to see jewels from different regions of Morocco, ceramics, basketry, pottery, carpets, textiles, embroidery, and weapons from multiple periods.