Essaouira Mogador is a town at the Atlantic coast of Morocco

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The history of Essaouira


The Sultan of Morocco  (Mohammed III)

The Sultan of Morocco coming out
to give Audience.





Mogador was named Thamusiga (Tamuziga),
by the great geographer
(AD 90 – 168)

Punic vase

Archaeological research shows that the Mogador islands was inhabited 7 -5th century BC by Phoenicians, Carthaginians and the Romans from 100 to 300 AD.

Map of Mauretania  (Maghreb)

Detail of Cosmographia Claudii Ptolomaei Alexandrini
by Jacob d'Angelo after Claudius Ptolemaeus
1467 Reichenbach Monastery

chart of c. 1565

Detail of anonymous chart of c. 1565
attributed to Portuguese cartographer Sebastião Lopes (16th century).

See also old maps of Essaouira Mogador

Liens en français

Les sources inédites de l'histoire du Maroc de 1530 à 1845 (1905)
Author: Castries, Henry, comte de, 1850-1927





Liens en français

Le Maroc avant l'islam