Saadian Tombs

These beautifully embellished Moroccan tombs were built in the 16th century as a mausoleum for Saadian sultans. The tombs were lost for many years until the French rediscovered it with aerial photographs in 1917. The mausoleum is split into three different rooms where about sixty members of the Saadi Dynasty are burried. Each room expresses Islamic and Moroccan architecture with floral patterns, calligraphy, geometric mosiac tiles, white carrara marble from Italy, and finely carved cedar wood and stucco. Outside of the mausoleum is a garden where several soldeirs and servants are burried.

Author: Daniella Sousa

I have recently taught abroad and developed a love for travel. I am a current Bachelor of Education student and a lifetime lover of writing. I believe the world needs a little more adventure, love and positivity and that everyone should find the courage to get up and follow their dreams.

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