Mhamid

Mhamid is the last oasis in the Draa Valley. It was one of the staging points for the caravan trade across the Sahara.  It also is the district with the ruins of what is believed to be the first Jewish city of Morocco, Tidri.

 

Tidri

What may be the tombs of Jewish victims of 12th century Almohad massacres

The oldest Jewish community in Morocco is said to be the ancient city of Tidri.   Due to security problems, the road to it is currently blocked by the Moroccan army.  The dirt road to it passes by the ancient cemetery of Toum le Rjam. Thousands of mounds of rocks are believed to be the tombs of Jews killed by the Almohads in the 12th century, but this has not been proven. The Jews of Tidri venerated the tomb of a holy man named Isaac Akkouim who is said to have been the founder of Tidri. Muslims also venerate Isaac Akkouim, under the name of Sidi Moussa.  The road to the saint's tomb is currently blocked.
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