Morocco’s Prehistoric Heritage: A Global Treasure for All Humanity: Minister of Youth

Morocco’s Prehistoric Heritage: A Global Treasure for All Humanity: Minister of Youth


Casablanca, Morocco (TMT)- Morocco’s Minister of Youth, Culture, and Communication, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid, said in an interview given to the monthly-scientific magazine Science et Vie that “Morocco’s prehistoric heritage is a treasure that belongs to all humanity, not just to Morocco, regardless of its Moroccan origins.”

“The discoveries of ancient artifacts and fossils found in Morocco, such as the oldest human remains and the oldest DNA in Africa, demonstrate the global significance of Morocco’s prehistoric heritage,” Bensaid said.

The Minister highlighted “the importance of preserving and promoting this heritage, particularly among young people, through various projects, events, and publications. He also mentioned the discovery of the oldest jewelry in the world, made by early humans purely for aesthetic purposes, which suggests the concept of beauty and aesthetics existed 150,000 years ago.”

Bensaid also noted that “under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, the Moroccan government is committed to showcasing the country’s rich prehistoric heritage through various initiatives and projects.”

Science et Vie is a French monthly popular science magazine that covers a wide range of scientific topics, including physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and technology. It was first published in 1913 and has since become one of the most widely read and respected science magazines in France, known for its in-depth articles, high-quality illustrations, and cutting-edge scientific reporting. The magazine aims to make science accessible to the general public by presenting complex scientific concepts in an understandable and engaging way.


The Moroccan Times.