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Although only a ruin remains, the Badi Palace in Marrakesh is still an imposing sight. Here a local school class is visiting this impressive witness from the Saadinian times.
Building started in 1578 by Sultan Ahmed al Mansour and lasted for almost 25 years. The name of the palace El Badi means literally "the incomparable one" and must have been quite a sight in its heydays. Today only the outer walls and four sunken gardens in the courtyard remains. In a small hall to the back of the palace the original minbar from the great Koutoubia mosque is on display. This remarkable piece of middle age craftsmanship was commissioned in 1125 in Cordoba/Spain and is a impressive witness to the skills of the middle aged artisans.

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Additional Photos by Daniel Solinger (marabu61) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 694 W: 62 N: 1233] (7403)
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