Marrakesh, Morocco

Miara Cemetery

Morocco's largest Jewish cemetery. 

The largest Jewish cemetery in Morocco, the Miara Cemetery in Marrakech dates back to the 16th century and is still in use today. While the area around Marrakech contains the highest concentration of Jewish pilgrimage sites, the Jewish population of Marrakech numbers, as of this writing, around less than 200 people.

The graveyard here is divided into three separated sections, with one for men, one for women, and a third for young children. The older stones are more compact and have barely discernible, if any, inscriptions on them. The stones dating back 200 years or less are above ground and coffin-shaped. The mausoleums along the perimeter of the Miara Cemetery and belong to rabbis.

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