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Nekor (Berber language: N'kor; Arabic: نقور) is a historic site in the Rif region of Morocco near modern-day Bni Bouayach. It was founded by Idris ibn Salih, Emir of the medieval Kingdom of Nekor, between 749 and 761 AD. His son Sa'id I ibn Idris moved the capital to Nekor from Temsaman. At its height, it was described as the greatest center of Arabic culture in the region of Rif.[1] Nekor 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 town site has been partially submerged by the reservoir of the Abdelkrim Khattabi dam.[2]


  1. ^ Harvard African Studies. African Department, Peabody Museum of Harvard University. 1931. p. 34.
  2. ^ Al-Hoceima entre hier et aujourd’hui : Des trésors ensevelis

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