Heri es-Souani, granaries for storing grain and hay and stables for housing 12,000 royal horses, built in the 17th century under Sultan Moulay Ismail Ibn Sharif, 1672-1727, Alaouite dynasty, at Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet, Morocco. The building has tiny windows, massive walls and a system of underground water channels, which keep the air cool and circulating. Much of the building is now in ruins, although some of the vaults have been restored. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Heri es-Souani, granaries for storing grain and hay and stables for housing 12,000 royal horses, built in the 17th century under Sultan Moulay Ismail Ibn Sharif, 1672-1727, Alaouite dynasty, at Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet, Morocco. The building has tiny windows, massive walls and a system of underground water channels, which keep the air cool and circulating. Much of the building is now in ruins, although some of the vaults have been restored. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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