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Morocco Pavilion

Three-quarters of the Moroccan people live in that country [the Arab nations]. Peasants represent 65 per cent of the labor force. Stock raising and fishing are two important factors in the economy. There are moreover mining regions where there is exploitation of phosphates, anthracite, manganese, iron, lead, petrol, zinc and cobalt. In fact, Morocco incorporates all the characteristics of a great industrial civilization.

At the same time it has towns of enchanting beauty. Visitors become drenched in nostalgia and overcome by a desire to linger. Morocco possesses charm of such infinite diversity that it always has something new to reveal.

Visiting the Pavilion of Morocco not only gives an opportunity to admire the beauty of the country: it also invites appreciation of the other features of the this land. The cities of Morocco vaunt ramparts and battlements that were old when Richard the Lion Heart set out for the Holy Land, castles men were building when Dante wrote The Divine Comedy.

In fact in Morocco there is a rare quality of Man's history in length as in breadth. In the streets of thousand year old Fez craftsmen use on fine leather and carpets the same methods that were used when Fez was new. Many customs are as they were when great Ibn Khaldoun lived.

Morocco combines the most modern institutions and the 900-year-old medina of Marrakesh with its fascinating variety of musicians, acrobats, magicians and snake charmers.