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The City, sea and fortifications

Essaouira Morocco

Collection Papa Sierra

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Papa Sierra - Aerialcollection

Format : HD 1920x1080

Reference : PS1001105

Keywords : monde arabe Africa North Africa Atlantic Maghreb africain arabe aerial civilisation islamique battlement seaside sea monde musulman ocean paysage urbain wave city

Essaouira is an exceptional example of a late-18th-century fortified town, built according to the principles of contemporary European military architecture in a North African context. Since its foundation, it has been a major international trading seaport, linking Morocco and its Saharan hinterland with Europe and the rest of the world. Notwithstanding the sea swell and dampness elsewhere, the fortifications and urban fabric conserve, on the whole, their original configuration.