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The Hollywood Of Africa

known by the name of "Kasbah", is in short a fortress made of clay and adobe, excellent traditional architecture that despite its sensitive materials can withstand severe weather. It lies between the Sahara and Marrakech, about 30 km before reaching * Ouarzazate province to which it belongs, in the region of Souss-Massa-Draa in Morocco. It extends along the Ouarzazate River and is populated by small villages that do not exceed a total of two hundred inhabitants. We visited the adobe city across the river from meager flow and about twenty feet wide on the backs of donkeys around the place that young people used to provide this unique service and earn a few dirhams that they come in handy for the local economy. In this regard one of the mules, not more than twenty years, told us he had worked in Spain but who voluntarily decided to return for a thousand euros a month in Spain was bad life and opted for the magic and earthy color of their village.

Ait Ben Haddou is a World Heritage Humanity declared by UNESCO in 1987. Kasbah is one of the best preserved of all the Atlas using revenue obtained Restore scene of more than two dozen films. * Ouarzazate is also known as "The Hollywood of Africa." In this city there are several movie studios and more than 150 acres of scenery. Directors such as Orson Welles, Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone and Ridley Scott have elected to some of its blockbusters produced as Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), The Living Daylights (1987 ), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The Sheltering Sky (1990), Kundun (1997), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Alexander the Great (2004), Asterix and Cleopatra (1968), The Ten Commandments (1956), Cleopatra (1963), In the Kingdom of Heaven (2005). "Texts and images are Copyright.