Titanic Souvenirs

Myth has it that Morocco's Atlas Mountains were formed when the hero Perseus turned the eponymous Titan to stone by forcing him to look at the head of Medusa the Gorgon. A visit to the town of Ouarzazate, on the mountains' edge and 400 km outside Marrakech, might lead to you to believe that Atlas survived and that the giant is now amassing a collection of supersized toys. Roman amphitheaters, Tibetan temples and Egyptian sphinxes tower over the arid terrain, left behind at the appropriately named Atlas Studios by crews working on films including Kingdom of Heaven, Kundun and Gladiator. (Producer...

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