kasbah

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an older or native quarter of many cities in northern Africa

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Cette vallee aux portes du desert fut longtemps convoitee par les nomades, et les habitants du Draa durent fortifier leurs demeures (casbahs) et leurs villages (Ksour).
Tout au long de la vallee du Draa se dressent de beaux monuments construits en terre, ksour avec leurs remparts ou casbah aux tours carrees a creneaux, finement dentelees.
The casbah's hilly streets lend themselves to the formation of a network of epic stairways.
As it is primarily residential, most of the people in the casbah that day were mothers, young children and elderly women making their way somewhere, or male youth, seemingly with time on their hands.
Though tours such as ours are regular, the casbah is not touristy, which some Algerians mention with pride.
At the center of a casbah residence, was a square or rectangular courtyard with balconies wrapping around and looking down onto it from above.
On the other hand much of it also cried out for recovery; for investment of ingenuity, resources and engineering of the kind on display not far from the casbah at some locations restored by archaeologists, artisans and specialists who trained in Italy, working on marble, to set such ruins straight.