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Archaeologists find ancient remains

GROUND IMPROVEMENT

Traces of four ancient civilisations were discovered last August at the ground improvement site between the north and south Ksar viaducts near the new Tangier Mediterranean Port.

Archaeologists said the remains were Punic, Mauretanian, Roman and Islamic. The Phoenicians probably had a 1.5ha settlement in the 6th century BC, while indigenous Mauretanians followed between the fifth and second centuries BC.

Roman remains at the site dated from 40 BC to about the 5th century AD and archaeologists also discovered vestiges of Islamic culture from the 1100s and 1200s.

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