The upper level of the palace of the fourteenth century and its dependencies have a plan identical to the typical Andalusian palace, even though we assume that the one in Aghmat is older. It consists of several courts hierarchically organized in public and privates spaces. Following a rigid architectural plan, the associated rooms are situated around this courtyard. The courtyard is graced by a rectangular central basin flanked by rectangular gardens on either side. Located to the north of this public court is the private living quarters, it, too, having a much smaller central court with its garden in the center and a well. Toward the end of the 2011 campaign, a level of occupation was exposed dating back to the eleventh and twelfth centuries below the fourteenth century palace. This level, which certainly dates back to the Almoravid period, would be contemporary to the time when the city served as an imperial capital.
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