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UNESCO World Heritage Site Aït-Benhaddou, Morocco










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UNESCO World Heritage Site Aït-Benhaddou, Morocco

This is the city in Slaver’s Bay that was liberated, even if only temporarily, by Daenerys Targaryen when she pretended to buy a slave army and ordered them to kill their former masters.

Ait-Ben-Haddou is a famous “ksar,” or fortified village, in Morocco. Such structures were traditional pre-Saharan habitats, and this one in particular is a “striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco,” writes Unesco.

If it looks familiar, it may be because the World Heritage site has been used in popular films like “The Mummy” and “Gladiator.”

— Reuters contributed to this report.

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