A Kasbah is a type of medina, Islamic city, or fortress. Kasbahs are found throughout North African and the Middle East. It was a place for the local leader to live and as a defense when the city was under attack. A kasbah has high walls which usually have no windows. Sometimes, they were built on the top of hill to make them easier to defend. Some of them were also placed near the entrance of harbors. Morocco is known for its ancient Kasbahs that are dispersed in various parts of the country, most still remaining in tact within the Southern region, inhabited by the Berbers. Many of Moroccos Kasbahs are UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Pasha T?hami Glaoui was the most powerful man in Morocco between 1953 and 1956, in addition to being one of the richest men in the world at that time and inhabited some of the most important Kasbahs in Southern Morocco such as Ait Benhaddou, Kasbah Taourirt, and Kasbah Telouet.