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"Encyclopedia of Moroccan Culture" sees light early next year

2019-08-16T17:43:12.182Z


The Moroccan Ministry of Culture and Communication announced the project "Encyclopedia of Moroccan Culture", which aims to document the features of Moroccan culture and its various dimensions of heritage, intellectual and creative.

The project, which is supposed to see the light of the beginning of next year, aims to showcase the richness of Moroccan culture and the diversity of its Arab, Islamic, Amazigh and Saharan desert tributaries, as well as African, Andalusian, Hebrew and Mediterranean tributaries.

The project will highlight the monuments of Morocco's tangible heritage, which includes World Heritage sites, including the ancient city of Fez, Marrakech and the Abt Ben Haddou palace, as well as the historic city of Meknes and the nearby site of the night, and the ancient city of Tetouan, Essaouira and Mazagan.

The project is supervised by dozens of Moroccan experts and researchers who hope that their encyclopedia will also include historical sites and underwater cultural heritage, as well as aspects of oral and intangible heritage in Morocco such as argan tree habits, the Mediterranean diet, the Tan Tan season, the falconry breeding "Falconry" and the Festival of Love of Kings, which celebrates fruit. Cherry.

The encyclopedia will attach importance to Moroccan literature of all kinds and languages, highlighting the work of Moroccan intellectuals and the translation movement, plastic and visual arts, manuscripts, music, cinema and other arts.It is also expected to present a bibliography of everything written about Moroccan culture with Moroccan, Arab or foreign hands.

The encyclopedia will also include the art of food, customs and traditions, and will be exposed to cultural archives, festivals, major events, literary, intellectual and artistic prizes and the presence of Moroccan culture in foreign literary and artistic works.

Culture of Morocco
Morocco is known for its diverse and prosperous cultural heritage, and the Kingdom is known for its keenness on its cultural heritage and protecting its diversity and privacy, and the Moroccan decoration is known for its excellence from other Islamic styles.

Moroccan literature was written in both classical Arabic and Amazigh, the two official languages ​​of the country, and the history of Moroccan literature flourished in different eras, especially in conjunction with the flourishing of Al-Andalus, Arab Islamic.

Moroccans are known for their distinctive culture of clothing and food. There is the traditional dress of men and women "jilbab", the red hat for men, the decorated caftan for women and the rhetoric or soft leather sole without heel, which is often yellow.

Moroccan music with Amazigh and Arabic origins is scattered throughout the country, and there is popular music in the markets, classical Andalusian music and more.

Moroccan cuisine is known for its great diversity. It is a mixture of Amazigh, Arabic and Maghreb dishes, and many different spices are used in Moroccan dishes, including couscous, tajine, pastries, cakes and Maghreb desserts.

Source: aljazeera

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