Oldest Homo sapiens bones ever – found 100km from Marrakech

Fossils recovered from an old mine on a desolate mountain in Morocco have rocked one of the most enduring foundations of the human story: that Homo sapiens arose in a cradle of humankind in East Africa 200,000 years ago.

Archaeologists unearthed the bones of at least five people at Jebel Irhoud, a former barite mine 100km west of Marrakesh, in excavations that lasted years. They knew the remains were old, but were stunned when dating tests revealed that a tooth and stone tools found with the bones were about 300,000 years old.


read the full article about the earliest Homa sapien remains ever found

Morocco it seems is more steeped in human history that we ever realised.

Visit Marrakech and discover a fascinating past.


We look forward to welcoming you in the ancient red city of Marrakech