The ancient kasbahs are made of little more than mud and straw. When maintained, they can last for a millenia. When abandoned, the rains and winds take their inevitable toll, slowly reducing them back to dust.

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While at Aït Benhaddou, I came across a skilled craftsman patching the walls and he let me take a few photos of him working. . . .

Working on Kasbah Walls

And of just his hands, the mud, and a trowel.

Working on Kasbah Walls

Hands of man working on mud walls in Ancient ksar (old city) of Aït Benhaddou, Morocco.  Canon 1Dx. 93mm. IS) 1000. 1/125 sec. at f/6.3.