Ancient city and former capital of Aïr. Built in A.D. 880 by the leader of the Issandalan Tuareg clan, located in the vicinity of Agadez, its ruins testify to its glorious age as a major political and economic hub in the Sahara Desert. Its decline was caused by internecine power struggles between the Kel Gress and Kel Owey and the rise of the sultanate of Agadez by 1405. The subsequent relocation of the powerful anastafidet structure to Agadez in 1917 signified the death of Assodé.

Historical Dictionary of the Berbers (Imazighen) . . 2014.

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