Caravane Route
A brief history

Special Feature! -click here to download the film version of this trip!!

This expedition brings us from the busy city center of Fes, deep into the dangers and silence of months of desert travel. While your modern companions, Cristel, Alex and Rachel, were kept from crossing the desert into modern day Algeria and Mauretania (for political reasons), your 16th century story-teller, Leo Africanus will provide words and images to re-create the real caravan experience.

The following map gives you an overview of the main centers of commerce in the 16th century Mediterranean. Go to "a brief history" to zoom in on Morocco and the caravane routes there.

This map was generously provided by Maproom44 Ltd. and the MODIS Land Program