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Marrakech : the tombs of Saâdiens



Saâdiens, big families native to the valley of Draa, aims the country between XVI and the XVIIth century. The seat of their power being based in Marrakech, all dynasty is buried in the city. IIt is however necessary to wait for 1917 and the protectorate so that these tombs are discovered: a huge wall had plunged it in effect into neglect. To allow all to visit these splendid tombs, Lyauté pierced an opening in this wall.


Wall protecting tombs
Wall protecting tombs
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About sixty saâdiens is buried in this surrounding wall. Outside you can find the tombs of the faithful attendants of saâdiens. 


The outside tombs
The outside tombs
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The outside tombs
The outside tombs
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the first mausoleum shelters the tombs of the mothers of the kings.


The mausoleum of the women
The mausoleum of the women
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The mausoleum of the women
The mausoleum of the women
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However, the most remarkable the mausoleum is the room of the 12 columns: finely worked stucco, wood of sculpted cedar, Carrara marble, etc. It is in this room that is Al-Mansour and the family. Al-Mansour was the sixth sultant of the dynasty of Saâdiens



 the room of the 12 columns
the room of the 12 columns
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 the room of the 12 columns
the room of the 12 columns
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