March 28, 2023

Archaeological sites in the Draa-Tafilalet area were vandalized, leaving only three inscriptions out of more than 200 inscriptions. The latest destruction of archaeological sites was the location of the rock inscriptions “Vahir” in the community of Katava, province of Zagora, which was discovered by a French explorer and included in the list of rock inscriptions of the Office of Cultural Heritage in connection with the accompanying work on the creation of an agro-estate for the cultivation of red watermelons.

Khadija Aruhal, MP for the Progress and Socialism group in the House of Representatives, explained in a question she sent to the Minister of Culture, Youth and Communications that the aforementioned site has Tazina-style rock inscriptions of invaluable cultural heritage. civilizational and historical value.

The deputy said that our country is rich in archaeological sites, the intangible, historical and cultural value of which is invaluable, but a number of these monuments are subject to very serious acts of sabotage, such as in the Draa-Tafilalet region, which has witnessed frequent acts of sabotage in several archaeological sites, such as the sites of Agdz, Tizi, Makaribia and Tameshalt in the Zagora region, as well as the monuments of Uragen and Bukercourt in the province of Errachidia.

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