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Aït Benhaddou

Aït Benhaddou is a fortified city, or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in Morocco. Situated in Souss-Massa-Drâa on a hill along the Ounila River, it is known for its kasbahs. The Kasbas do take damage with each passing rainstorm. Most of the town's inhabitants now live in a more modern village across the other side of the river. Approximately eight families still live within the fortified city. Aït Benhaddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Several films have been shot there which include the following:

  • Sodom And Gomorrah (1963)
  • The Man Who Would Be King (film) (1975)
  • The Message (1976)
  • Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
  • Time Bandits (1981)
  • Marco Polo (1982)
  • The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
  • The Living Daylights (1987)
  • The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
  • The Sheltering Sky (1990)
  • Kundun (1997)
  • The Mummy (1999)
  • Gladiator (2000)
  • Alexander (2004)
  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
  • Babel (2006)
  • Prince of Persia (2010)
  • Game of Thrones TV series