Remains and archaeological structures were discovered during the renovation works of the “Foundouk Al Kaa Al Kadima” located in the center of the medina of Salé, as part of the project to rehabilitate and enhance this ancient medina (2019-2023), announced Friday the ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (Department of Culture).

Following an initial assessment carried out in situ by the competent services of the regional directorate of Culture of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, it was agreed between the various stakeholders, under the supervision of the Wilaya of the region and the prefecture of Salé, to carry out excavations on the site to determine the nature of the discovery and study its historical stages, said the ministry in a statement.

Archaeological excavations were launched on June 7, 2021, on the site under the supervision of the National Institute of Archaeology and Heritage (INSAP) and the regional directorate of the department of Culture with the assistance of a company specializing in the field, added the same source.

These excavations continue by a team of archaeologists under the supervision of the head of the Department of Islamic Archaeology at INSAP, Dr. Lahcen Taouchikht, until the first week of July.

According to the press release, the excavations have so far resulted in the discovery of archaeological structures identifying the major stages of use of the site throughout its history.

They have also made it possible to discover many archaeological remains, including ceramics and metal, which testify to the richness of the stages that have marked the use of the site, said the same source, noting that all discoveries will be the subject of a detailed scientific report that will shed light on the history of the site