Around 20,000 people attended the art exhibitions as part of the “Nostalgia, Emotion d’antan” event, held from July 21 to 27 at the Chellah archaeological site in Rabat, reported the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication.
The various “Nostalgia, Emotion d’antan” exhibitions, which showcase the civilizations that occupied the Chellah archaeological site in previous centuries, drew almost 20,000 visitors over the past week, the ministry said.
This type of initiative aims to bring citizens closer to the history of the Kingdom’s archaeological sites, notes the Ministry, pointing out that similar events are planned for other archaeological sites in the country in the near future.
The idea behind “Nostalgia, Emotion d’antan” is to rehabilitate the memory of Morocco’s archaeological sites, through a staging that accurately evokes the different past civilizations that have invested the Chellah archaeological site, such as the Roman, Marinid and Saadian civilizations, notes the same source.
The Chellah archaeological site is one of the most important historical sites in the capital Rabat. Built in the sixth or seventh century B.C., the site’s magic and ancestral architecture transport visitors to several eras in the Kingdom’s history.