The Saadian Tombs

The Saadians ruled Morocco for most of the 16th and half of the 17th Centuries. Their mausoleum was part of a mosque, which may explain why it wasn’t despoiled by any of the succeeding dynasties.

The minaret of the El Mansour mosque - this seems to be the mosque of which the mausoleum used to be part.

Ornamental panel in the mausoleum.

The princesses’ tombs. The stones (for men too) are very plain indeed.

The polychrome wooden ceiling of the princesses’ tombs. Which more than compensates for the plainness of the gravestones.

The princes’ tombs.

Ornamental archway.

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