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Moulay Idriss Zerhoun
©2011 By Tomasz Dziubinski

Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, Morocco

Moulay Idriss or Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (Arabic: مولاي إدريس‎), a town in northern Morocco, is named after Moulay Idris I, the founder of the Idrisid Dynasty. Moulay is a term roughly equivalent to "Prince" or "Lord". Idris founded both Fez and the city that bears his name. His tomb, located in Moulay Idriss, is a pilgrimage site for Muslims.

Idris I was the great grandchild of Hasan, son of Ali and grandson of Prophet Muhammad. He escaped from Syria after the defeat of the Alids by the Abbasids at the battle of Fakhkh in 787 and in 789 arrived in Walīla, the site of the Roman Volubilis, where he founded the town of Moulay Idriss near the hill of Zerhoun surrounding the native Berber tribes. It was then occupied by the Berber tribe of the Awraba, under Ishaq ibn Mohammd. He married Kanza, daughter of Ishaq ben Mohammed the king of the tribe, fathering a son, Idris II. This event is considered a consolidation and the birth of both the Idrisid dynasty and the birth of Morocco.

Idriss I reportedly spent five years in Morocco before he was allegedly murdered in the year 792 by emissaries of the Abbasid caliph Harun Al-Rashid.

The ruins of the Phoenician and Roman city of Volubilis are located nearby.

Nikon D3S ,AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G
1/320s f/6.3 at 85.0mm iso200 full exif

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Pedro Libório28-Dec-2011 19:25
totally wonderful!!!
Gilles Navet23-Dec-2011 14:39
Si tu n'as pas eu le temps de t'arrêter va vois à la fin de
Il y a des image de cette ville.
Vickie BROWN30-Nov-2011 17:12
Fabulous capture, gorgeous! BV
Colin Storey30-Nov-2011 11:10
Superbly composed image. v
Kinga Chwalkowska Zadlak30-Nov-2011 07:09
Beautiful image! ~V~
soulis30-Nov-2011 02:53
Excellent work. V.
tliu1030-Nov-2011 02:41
Outstanding! It reminds me of old masters' paintings...
Peter Stahl30-Nov-2011 02:19
Well seen and composed Tomasz! :-)
waterfalls man30-Nov-2011 02:08
Beautiful Capture V!!
Jim Coffman30-Nov-2011 01:40
This is a amazing image to me! Great capture!! V
Tom Munson30-Nov-2011 01:30
Fantastic image, Tomasz!
Stephanie30-Nov-2011 01:08
Outstanding capture of this distant village! BV
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