Thursday, 23 June 2011

170 MA - Medina of Fez (1981)

Brief Description

"Founded in the 9th century and home to the oldest university in the world, Fez reached its height in the 13th–14th centuries under the Marinids, when it replaced Marrakesh as the capital of the kingdom. The urban fabric and the principal monuments in the medina – madrasas, fondouks, palaces, residences, mosques and fountains - date from this period. Although the political capital of Morocco was transferred to Rabat in 1912, Fez has retained its status as the country's cultural and spiritual centre."

非斯的阿拉伯人聚居区

"非斯城建于公元9世纪,那里有世界上最早建立的大学。在公元13世纪至14世纪时,非斯代替马拉柯什成为马里尼德王国的首 都,从而到达了它的鼎盛时期。聚居区中的城市建筑和主要遗迹都可以追溯到那个时期,其中包括伊斯兰学校、集市、宫殿、民居、清真寺、喷泉等等。尽管国家的 政治首都于1912年迁到了拉巴特,但非斯仍然是最主要的文化中心和宗教中心。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/170

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