Essaouira Mogador is a town at the Atlantic coast of Morocco
Essaouira

 
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The history of Essaouira

 

The Sultan of Morocco  (Mohammed III)

The Sultan of Morocco coming out
to give Audience.

 

 

 

 

Mogador was named Thamusiga (Tamuziga),
by the great geographer
Ptolemy
(AD 90 – 168)

Punic vase

Archaeological research shows that the Mogador islands was inhabited 7 -5th century BC by Phoenicians, Carthaginians and the Romans from 100 to 300 AD.




On average, the Maghrebian is:
- 65% of Berber descent and at 15% of Arab descent on the paternal side,
- more than 50% of different ancestries, which he shares with the Europeans, on the maternal side.

We know that the Maghreb, originally populated by Berbers, has been invaded by many civilizations, all of which have been assimilated to varying degrees: Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals from Germany, Arabs, Spaniards, Ottomans and French. In addition, many Moors (Islamized Spaniards) and Jews arrived from Andalusia at the end of the 15th century.

The first Eastern Arabs, who came from the seventh century with Muslim conquests, contributed to the Islamization of most of Ifriqiya. It is from the eleventh century, with the arrival of the hilalian tribes of Egypt, that linguistic and cultural Arabization becomes decisive.

Source: http://dafina.net/gazette/article/génétiquement-les-maghrébins-ne-sont-pas-des-arabes


 

Map of Mauretania  (Maghreb)


Detail of Cosmographia Claudii Ptolomaei Alexandrini
by Jacob d'Angelo after Claudius Ptolemaeus
1467 Reichenbach Monastery

chart of c. 1565

Detail of anonymous chart of c. 1565
attributed to Portuguese cartographer Sebastião Lopes (16th century).

See also old maps of Essaouira Mogador


Liens en français


Les sources inédites de l'histoire du Maroc de 1530 à 1845 (1905)
Author: Castries, Henry, comte de, 1850-1927

LE MAROC AU DÉBUT DU XXe SIÉCLE SOUS
LE RÈGNE DU SULTAN MOULAY ABD EL HAFID - 1908-1912

 

 

History


Intro

Liens en français


Histoire.
Le Maroc avant l'islam
Telquel-ma