Inventory of artifacts

The excavation of Aghmat exhumed a large quantity of artifacts:
Ceramics: both luxury ware and commonware, from periods ranging from the tenth century through the fourteenth, including incised and glazed ablution bowls, and several examples of cuerda seca, a highly specialized type of ceramics originally produced in Andalusia, but now known to have also been produced here in medieval Aghmat.

Carved Stucco: elements from the palace and mosque, decorated with geometric and stylistic floral design as well as calligraphic renditions of Qur’anic verses.

Structural and decorative architectural elements: marble column and basin, zilij (glazed tiles), roof tiles, cornices, fired bricks, nails, water pipes, etc.

Other artifacts: glass, needles, potters tools, potter’s wheel, etc.

To date, over 7,000 objects (ceramics, metals, bone objects, glass, carved plaster, and painted plaster), excavated during the 2005-2010 campaigns have been inventoried. The material from 2011 and 2012, as well as future excavations, remain to be inventoried.

Archaeological Research

There are two areas within the palace which need to be excavated READ MORE

Inventory of artifacts

The excavation of Aghmat exhumed a large quantity of artifacts… READ MORE

Consolidation and Restoration

Since 2005, the hammam has undergone some restoration each year… READ MORE

Interpretation Center

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