The archaeological prospection campaign in the Agdal garden of Marrakesh has concluded. It is a part of the first phase restoration project of this huge 500 hectares area classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, promoted by the Islamic Culture Foundation (FUNCI) by an agreement with the Région de Marrakech-Tensif-El Haouz, the Commune Urbaine Mechouar-Kasbah, and the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique du Maroc.
A team formed by nine archaeologists, architects, technical architects and designers lead by Julio Navarro, archaeologist in the Arabic Studies School in Granada (CSIC), examined and carried out measurements in the areas inside the walls of the garden, in order to identify the archaeological interest sites as well as to plan future excavations. A research will be published in a catalog form with an inventory of each of the elements founded, with all the planimetric maps and photographs, following the interesting results founded during this twenty days working period.
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