Ruins of Sijilmassa, the first town founded by the Arabs in Morocco. Beginning in the eighth century, Sijilmassa became an important intellectual and commercial center for both Jews and Arabs. The near-by town of Rissani is the ancestral home of the ruling Alaouite dynasty. The fortified towns and villages of the area are striking examples of how Jews lived for centuries with the Arabs of the region. The Jewish cemetery is unenclosed, facing the walls of the town.
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