Medieval Aghmat was the capital of the southern districts of Morocco and the center of Berber control of the region. The city was a key location for commercial, political, and religious exchange in the Middle Ages and despite the relocation of the capital to Marrakech in the eleventh century by the conquering Almoravids, Aghmat carried on as an important religious center and as a strategic link between the Sahara and the rest of Morocco. Will these connections help Aghmat in ArchaeoMadness?
Timbuktu’s strategic location near the Niger River made it an important African trading center. Timbuktu was an important center for Islamic religion and culture in the 15th and 16th centuries and was home to spectacular mosques, the Koranic Sankore University, and other madrasa, which included numerous Koranic schools and thousands of students. Will the spectacular architecture and history of the site overwhelm the competition in ArchaeoMadness?