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ضريح السعديين (Tombeaux Saadiens)
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In the south of Marrakech medina.


The Saadian tombs in Marrakech date back from the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were only recently re-discovered (in 1917) and were restored by the Beaux-arts service. The tombs have, because of the beauty of their decoration, been a major attraction for visitors of Marrakech.

The mausoleum comprises the corpses of about sixty members of the Saadi Dynasty that originated in the valley of the Draa River. Among the tombs are those of Ahmad al-Mansur and his family. The building is composed of three rooms. The most famous is the room with the twelve columns. This room contains the tomb of the son of the sultan's son Ahmad al-Mansur. The stele is in finely worked cedar wood and stucco work. The graves are made of Italian Carrara marble.

Outside the building is a garden and the graves of soldiers and servants.

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Image sizes: 3456*2304px, 5341kb
Origin: Originally a digital image, with postprocessing
Date/Time: 20071021-120008
Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Iso: 100
Speed: 1/160s
Aperture: F10.0
Focal length: 28.0mm
Aperture: 45mm
Destination name:-7.989003; 31.617227
Author: André M. Winter
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