Abdelouahed Ben-Ncer, a Moroccan Leading Researcher
King Mohammed VI chaired a reception celebrating Throne Day on Sunday 30th of July at Marchane Palace in Tangier, and was accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, Prince Moulay Rachid and Prince Moulay Ismail. During the ceremony the King decorated national and international figures with royal Ouissams [royal decoration].
The sovereign granted the award of Wissam “Al Kafaa Al Fikria” to Abdelouahed Ben-Ncer, a professor at the National Institue of Archaeology and Heritage in Rabat. Ben-Ncer is one of the supervisors of the international research team who discovered the 300,000-year old homosapian bones in Jbel Irhoud in Morocco. Jean Jacques Hublin, a professor and president of a research department at the Max Plack Institute in Germany, was also member of the team and he received the same award from the King.