The ancient Amazigh cultural customs are preserved and symbolized by a centuries-old communal granary in the Moroccan highland village of Ait Kine.
A centuries-old collective granary called agadir, located in the Moroccan mountain village of Ait Kine, is preserving the ancient practices of the Amazigh culture. This fully functional structure, likely built in the 18th century and restored in 2012, is still used by local residents to store and protect their produce, including grains, dried fruit, oil, and valuables. The granary also safeguards documents like marriage and birth certificates, religious texts and contracts, and recipes for traditional medicine. The village’s agadir is one of the country’s few remaining collective granaries, which are sacred and inviolable spaces that also represent the community spirit of the people. The culture ministry is preparing a UNESCO World Heritage nomination for the more than 550 ancient igoudar, which are primarily located in central and southern Morocco.