Ait Ben Haddou (Berber: Ath Benhaddou) is a walled city, or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in Morocco today.
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Architecturally, residential areas form a compact group, closed and suspended. Community areas include a mosque of the Ksar, a public square, grain threshing areas outside the city walls, a fortress and a loft above the village, a caravanserai, two cemeteries (Muslim and Jewish) and the Sanctuary Saint Sidi Ali or Amer.
Ksar Ait Ben Haddou is a perfect synthesis of earthen architecture of pre-Saharan regions of Morocco.It is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage since 1987. He was nicknamed "Mont Saint-Michel of Chleuhs" during the French protectorate.
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