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Tichit Coordinates: 18°26′30″N 9°29′30″W
Tishit was first established in the 12th century, and is located between two terraces 240 km to the east of the city of Tijkja, the capital of the state of Taganet, 600 km east of the capital Nouakchott. The city with its plateaus, palm groves and white sand dunes is a beautiful natural plate with bright colors.
Tishit’s prosperity was associated with its position as a station on the caravan routes between the salted saline and the curve of the Niger River and its role in regulating trade relations between the north and south of the Sahara that lasted until the late 19th century. V. 1233/1818) of the departure of a commercial convoy of one day of Chinguetti, consisting of 32 thousand cattle, including 12 thousand cattle for the people of Tichit. As evidenced by the records of Dar Ilig of Morocco on its vital commercial cycle in the nineteenth century.
During the past four centuries, Tichit has given birth to many scholars, such as Al-Haj Hassan bin Aghbadi al-Zaidi, Fadil al-Sharif, Ahmed al-Saghir al-Musallami, Ambal, and the sons of Imbugah.
Today, its libraries stand as a witness to the cultural radiation it has today, which embraces the most important documentary – both quantity and quality – in our historic cities. The 6,000-manuscript city of Tishit, some of which dates back to the 6th century, finds itself vulnerable to loss after it became a deserted city.
Tichit is a partially deserted village below the Tagent Plateau in south-central Mauritania, known as vernacular architecture.
The main production in Tichit is date cultivation. The village is famous for its small museums.
Today’s libraries stand as a witness to the cultural infamy it has today, which embraces the most important documentary – both quantity and quality – in the historic cities of Mauritania. The 6,000-manuscript city of Tishit, some of which dates back to the 6th century, finds itself vulnerable to loss after it became a desolate city.