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Adrar Zerhon
جبل زرهون
Moulay Driss Zerhoun view.jpg
View of Jbel Zerhoun
Highest point
Elevation1,025 m (3,363 ft)
Coordinates34°2′1.8″N 05°31′12.54″W / 34.033833°N 5.5201500°W / 34.033833; -5.5201500Coordinates: 34°2′1.8″N 05°31′12.54″W / 34.033833°N 5.5201500°W / 34.033833; -5.5201500
Jbel Zerhoun is located in Morocco
Jbel Zerhoun
Jbel Zerhoun
Parent rangeRif
First ascentUnknown
Easiest routeFrom Meknes

Zerhoun (Arabic: جبل زرهون‎ also spelled Zarhun or Zarhon) is a mountain in Morocco, north of Meknes. On the hill is the Moulay Idris Zerhoun town, named after Moulay Idris I, the founder of the Idrisid dynasty who was buried there in 791 AD.[1]


Near the Zerhoun range are the ruins of Volubilis, once the Roman provincial capital, and the first home of Idris I.[1] It was settled by Phoenicians or Carthaginians prior to the conclusion of the Punic Wars, when it was annexed by Rome.[2] After the withdrawal of Rome, Christian Berbers continued to inhabit Volubilis until the seventh century AD (Bidwell, 2005). Volubilis has been designated as a World Heritage Site. Also nearby is the town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, site of the mausoleum of Idris I.

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  1. ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Zarhón". Encyclopædia Britannica. 28 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 959–956.
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan (2007) Volubilis, The Megalithic Portal, edited by A. Burnham

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