A Moroccan researcher to share his discoveries on medieval Africa in the US

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The Block Museum of Art, located on the campus of Northwestern University (Illinois), has invited six archaeologists from Mali, Morocco, the United Kingdom and the United States to attend a week-long assembly on medieval Africa, reports the American University’s news outlet.

The gathering will be held from the 22nd to the 26th of April. It is expected to bring together a group of international researchers who would share their discoveries on medieval Africa with the public.

This assembly coincides with the Block’s exhibition «Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time : Art, Culture and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa», the same source said.

Moroccan archaeologist Abdallah Fili, a professor of history at the Chouaib Doukkaly University of El Jadida, is one of the participants. The latter «conducted field work in the medieval Moroccan site of Sijilmasa, exploring the trading hub’s role in the African gold trade», explains the university.

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