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Zarhon

ZARHON, a mountain in Morocco, 91/2 m. N. of Mequinez, on whose hillside is the town Mulai Idris Zarhón. so called after Mulai Idrls I., the founder of the Moorish empire, who was buried there in A.D. 791. The whole town is considered as a sanctuary, pays no taxes, provides no soldiers and is never visited save by Mahommedans. Near the town are the ruins of Volubilis Kasar Fara'on or Pharaoh's Castle, once the Roman capital, and the first home of Idris.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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