The Marinid (Berber dynasty 1248 - 1548)

Dar Chadia - Merinieden
The Berber chief Abou Yahia drives out the Almohades and founds the dynasty of the Marinid. After some beautiful achievements in the artistic and cultural fields, the Marinid express their weakness vis-à-vis the expansion of the Portuguese who occupy the port of Ceuta, close to the Straits of Gibraltar, in 1415, and start to nibble the littoral.