Nekor

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Nekor (N'kor in the Berber language) is a historic site in the Rif of Morocco near modern-day which originally village name was Boukidan. The Arabs banned that name so to erase the berber history that took place there. Now they name it Bni Bouayach But the local people there still refuse to acknowledge the new name. Its in the region (Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate). It was the capital of the medieval Kingdom of Nekor, and was founded by Emir Idris ibn Salih between 749 and 761 AD, and became the capital in the reign of his son Sa'id I ibn Idris (the capital having previously been Temsaman.) It was sacked by the Vikings sometime between 859 and 862 AD, and destroyed by the Almoravid Yusuf ibn Tashfin in 1080 during his conquest of the Rif. The townsite has been partially submerged by the reservoir of the Abdelkrim Khattabi dam.[1]

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Coordinates: 35°05′23″N 3°48′27″W / 35.0898°N 3.8075°W / 35.0898; -3.8075