Marrakesh or Marrakech (/məˈrækɛʃ/ or /ˌmærəˈkɛʃ/;Berber: Meṛṛakec, ⵎⴻⵕⵕⴰⴽⴻⵛ; Arabic:مراكش, Murrākuš) is a major city of Morocco. It is the fourth largest city in the country, after Casablanca, Rabat and Fes. It is the capital city of the mid-southwestern region of Marrakesh-Asfi. Located to the north of the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh is located 580km (360mi) southwest of Tangier, 327km (203mi) southwest of the Moroccan capital of Rabat, 239km (149mi) south of Casablanca, and 246km (153mi) northeast of Agadir.
Marrakesh is possibly the most important of Morocco's four formerimperial cities (cities that were built by Moroccan Berber empires). The region has been inhabited by Berber farmers since Neolithic times, but the actual city was founded in 1062 by Abu Bakr ibn Umar, chieftain and cousin of Almoravid king Yusuf ibn Tashfin. In the 12th century, the Almoravids built many madrasas (Koranic schools) and mosques in Marrakesh that bear Andalusian influences. The red walls of the city, built by Ali ibn Yusuf in 1122–1123, and various buildings constructed in red sandstone during this period, have given the city the nickname of the "Red City" or "Ochre City". Marrakesh grew rapidly and established itself as a cultural, religious, and trading centre for the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa; Jemaa el-Fnaa is the busiest square in Africa.
Marrakech is a board game designed by Dominique Ehrhard. It was first published in 2007.
Two to four players play the game, but four is recommended.
The game is played on a game grid of 7 times 7 squares. Players place “carpets” of the size of two squares, possibly overlapping each other. Each player has a color and plays only carpets of his color from his stack. The players also move a single “trader” piece on the grid using a special six-sided dice. When someone moves the trader to an opponent's carpet, they have to pay an amount of game money equal to the size of connected carpet squares of the same colour to the owner of the carpet. The players aim to earn money this way and to have less of their carpets covered by other pieces of carpet.
In the burning sands of Morocco The ancient walls preserve a past age And the desert winds play their games On that dusty road from Agadir I found you ridin' next to me, yeah But you turned your dark eyes away Flying over hills beneath a purple sky To our destination Insh'allah Ridin' a horse to Marrakesh Through the starry nights and the burning days Yes I'm on my way to Marrakesh Ridin' a horse to Marrakesh Through the starry nights and the burning days Yes I'm on my way to Marrakesh When the twilight hour of day begins We see a golden sky-a, yeah Then I hear you callin' my name On that dusty road from Agadir I found you ridin' next to me, yeah But you turned your dark eyes away Flying over hills beneath a purple sky To our destination Insh'allah Ridin' a horse to Marrakesh Through the starry nights and the burning days Yes I'm on my way to Marrakesh Ridin' a horse to Marrakesh Through the starry nights and the burning days Yes I'm on my way to Marrakesh Ayaya to Marrakesh
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