Aghmat is the ancient Almorovide capital, situated south of Marrakech and to the east of the main road to Ourika. I've worked out the GPS waypoint and you can make out the ruins/excavations on Google Earth. The hammam in particular looks impressive, …wordpress.com/2012/…
I'm hoping to see the excavations of in early June, inshalla. Has anyone visited this?
I'm also hoping to see the ruins of Sijilmasa which are near Rissani. It is reckoned that around 1200 years ago caravans of 10,000 camels at a time made the journey south to trade salt for gold.
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Zo2UVs_Sr68C&pg=PA130&lpg=PA130&dq=ancient+caravans+sijilmasa&source=bl&ots=6dgy0YcmLk&sig=XdR7xBAYHTc2IsvzEpNp6ocKgtc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=tk6mT5HYCoKd8gPFivnLBA&ved=0CF8Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=ancient%20caravans%20sijilmasa&f=falseEdited: 06 May 2012, 11:17