Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

Moulay Idriss Zerhoun or Moulay Idriss is a town in northern Morocco. It is spread over two hills at the base of Mount Zerhoun, the holy town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoune holds a special place in the hearts of the Moroccan people. It was here that Moulay Idriss I, the first Arab ruler and founder of the Idrisid dynasty, arrived in 789, bringing with him the religion of Islam, and starting a new dynasty.

Site Information

Country: Morocco

District: Fès-Meknès

Site History: 8th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

Date of Submission: 1995

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