#marrakesh #travel #saadiantombs
dated back from the 16th century, the saadian tombs in marrakesh were discovered in 1917 and were restored by the beaux-arts service. unfortunately because of it’s beauty it is very crowded. when you enter the small entrance you have to wait quite a while before the leaving guests have passed so you can go through and even inside of the garden, you have to queue to have a look on the buildings and the mausoleum, you are not allowed to go in. but it is still worth it.
the mausoleum comprises the interments of about sixty members of the Saadi Dynasty that originated in the valley of the Draa River. Among the graves 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 grave of the son of the sultan’s son, Ahmad al-Mansur. The stele is in finely worked cedar wood and stucco work. The monuments are made of Italian Carrara marble. (wikipedia)