Salafists destroy Morocco stone carvings
Stone carvings in Morocco's High Atlas mountains dating back more than 8000 years and depicting the sun as a pagan divinity have been destroyed by Salafists, a local rights group says.
'These stone carvings of the sun are more than 8000 years old. They were destroyed several days ago,' Aboubakr Anghir, a member of the Amazigh (Berber) League for Human Rights, told AFP on Wednesday.
'One of the carvings, called 'the plaque of the sun', predates the arrival of the Phoenicians in Morocco,' Anghir said.
'It lies in a well-known archaeological site in the Yakour plain south of Marrakesh, 20 kilometres from Mount Toubkal.' (continue reading...)