Archaeomagnetic intensity data from the Saadien Tombs (Marrakech, Morocco), late 16th century

Lluís Casas, José Luís Briansó, Aureli Álvarez, Kaouthar Benzzi, John Shaw

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Several archaeomagnetic intensities have been obtained on pieces of enamelled tiles that were part of the decoration (zellij) of the royal necropolis named Saadien Tombs (Marrakech, Morocco). Thermoluminescence dating confirms that the tombs were built in the late 16th C AD, during the reign of sultan Ahmed al-Mansur. Archaeointensities were determined using the 14.4 GHz Microwave system at the University of Liverpool, pTRM and pTRM tail checks are positive and the intensity values show low dispersion grouping around 42 μT. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-480
JournalPhysics and Chemistry of the Earth
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2008


  • Archaeointensity
  • Archaeomagnetism
  • Dating
  • Microwaves
  • Thermoluminescence


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