120,000 year-old clothesmaking tools found in Morocco
09 October 2021 | 6:29 am
Archaeologists in Morocco indentify clothesmaking tools fashioned from bone dating back 120,000 years, the oldest ever found, according to one of the researchers. The international team discovered more than 60 tools in Contrebandiers (Smugglers') Cave near Rabat.
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Political fights are delaying Morocco's legalization of cannabis. But, thanks to the rise of medical marijuana, the measure fits well with EU development aims and international drug policy.
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To earn a living, rose pickers in Morocco's Atlas Mountains must wake up from the crack of dawn to collect flowers before the sunshine damages the shocking pink petals -- eventually distilled into precious oil costing once processed $18,000 per kilo. The heady aroma of the Rosa Damascena, a variety introduced in the days of the caravan trade, perfumes hedges and fields irrigated by two wadis between the mountains and the Sahara desert.
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The German government said it was "surprised" by the decision. Moroccan-German ties have been tense in recent months.
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Between 8,000 and 10,000 people are estimated to have crossed from Morocco to Ceuta over the last few days, but around 6,000 of them have returned to Morocco, according to Ceuta’s local government.
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