Atlas Corporation Studios
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Atlas Studios is a film studio located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) west of the city of Ouarzazate, Morocco. Measured by acreage, it is the world's largest film studio. Most of the property consists of desert and mountains.
The company was founded in 1983 by entrepreneur Mohamed Belghmi. Since then it has been able to expand, thanks to reliable climate and weather conditions, and because the area is of a nature that can mimic the natural environments of many countries well.
Films that have used the services of the studio include
- Lawrence of Arabia
- The Jewel of the Nile
- The Living Daylights
- The Mummy
- Kingdom of Heaven.
- Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra
- as well as episodes of Game of Thrones, BBC's Atlantis, and an episode of The Amazing Race 10.
Many sets from the filming of various movies remain in place, and because of this, the studio also operates with guided tours and has become a popular tourist destination.
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