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Musee Berber description and photos - Morocco: Agadir. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Musee Berber.
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The Berber (Amazigh) Museum is one of the cultural attractions of Agadir. It is located in the center of the coastal part of the city, in a small two-story building on Passage A & iuml; t Souss between Boulevard Hassan II and Avenue Mohammed V. It is here that the collection of Berber objects of the 18th - 19th centuries is located. The city beach is located 50 meters from the museum.
Berbers, who called themselves Amazigh, which means "free men", were the indigenous inhabitants of North Africa. Their culture and language have been influenced not only by African, but also by the Mediterranean. The history, myths and legends of the Amazighs have been traced for 9 thousand years.
The grand opening of the Museum of the Amazigh heritage took place in February 2000. And all this thanks to the initiative of French volunteers and the city government, which in every way is trying to preserve the Berber culture.
The Berber Museum in Agadir consists of three rooms. The first room houses a collection that includes materials and products of local origin. Here, visitors have the opportunity to see carpets, various clay products: kitchen utensils, building materials and much more. The second hall is dedicated to subjects demonstrating the skills and knowledge of the Berbers. This room features weapons, traditional clothing, musical instruments, protective talismans, old manuscripts and various handicrafts collected from all over the southern part of the state. The third room will be especially liked by lovers of fine crafts, because it is entirely dedicated to amazing precious and semi-precious jewelry, of which there are about 200 items - these are beautiful bracelets, chic brooches, amazing earrings and chains. The main decoration of the hall, which is also a symbol of the museum, is the luxurious Massa necklace.
On the first floor of the Berber Museum, in a small gallery you can see paintings by local artists. They depict mainly Amazigh men and women in traditional dress.
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Topic: Berber Museum (Musee Berber) description and photos - Morocco: Agadir.