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Meknes was then "founded" in the 8th century as a Kasbah or fort. In the 10th century, a town grew around the fortress with the settlement of a Berber tribe called Maknassa . Meknes saw its golden age following the accession to the throne of Sultan of Morocco Moulay Ismail (1672 - 1727), who made the town his imperial capital.
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