In the wake of the implementation of the provisions of the cultural component of the new development model of the southern provinces, the Conservation of rock engravings and archaeological sites was recently inaugurated in the center of Bir Gandouz (Province of Aousserd).
The structure, carried out for one million dirhams by the Regional Directorate of Culture, in collaboration with the Moroccan Association of Rock Art (AMAR), was inaugurated by the governor of the province, Abderrahmane EL Jaouhari, on the sidelines of the festivities marking the 46th anniversary of the Green March.
Built on an area of 365 m2, the Conservation constitutes a hub for the enhancement, recognition, protection and encouragement of the dissemination of knowledge on the cultural heritage of the province of Aousserd.
It also sets itself the objective of highlighting the archaeological heritage and rock engravings of the province of Aousserd, which testify to the human occupation of this region in an almost continuous manner from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic and also during protohistoric times.
For the regional director of Culture, Mamoune El Boukhari, Conservation is part of the implementation of the provisions of the cultural component of the integrated development program, just as it tends to safeguard and enhance the cultural heritage. , guaranteeing visitors to discover this heritage and researchers and students to carry out research and studies.