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There is high risk to your security elsewhere in Mauritania and we advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel due to the threat from kidnapping, terrorism and the unpredictable security situation.

With a history that stretches over a millennium, a few cities in the middles of the desert and a famous archaeological sites lies nowadays a priceless treasures for visitors.

The ancient cities Founded between the 9th and 13th centuries, the cities of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata were mainly developed through the Saharan trade roads and strengthened later with the Muslim conquest, abandoned by the caravan and invaded by the sand, they have been deserted by some of their inhabitants fleeing drought.

The ocean with its endless sandy beaches, embraces wonderful bays and lagoons.

Its population is a twentieth of the UK's and the number of visitors annually is 40,000 - approximately the number that visit the Lake District every day. It has remarkably diverse landscapes, ranging fromfrom mile-long Atlantic beaches to lush oases and towering mountain passes.

The Haratins are black Africans who were enslaved by white Maurs.

White and black Maurs consider themselves Arab, whereas black Arabs see themselves as African.

AMS radiocarbon dating of the bone and tooth apatite fraction of three skulls demonstrates that the three individuals occupying the main vault of the tomb died between the end of the 11th century and the 12th century, precisely at the time of expansion of the Muslim Almoravid movement south of Sahara.