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Saadian Tombs

Saadian Tombs

Saadian Tombs are a historic royal necropolis located in Marrakesh, Morocco. It was first constructed in 1557 AD by Abdallah al-Ghalib, the second Saadian sultan of Morocco, and then expanded during the reign of Ahmad al-Mansur, who was ruler of the Saadi Sultanate from 1578 to his death in 1603. The Saadian Tombs were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 as part of Medina of Marrakesh.

Site Information

Country: Morocco

District: Marrakesh-Safi

Category: Tombs and Necropolises

Site History: 16th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Medina of Marrakesh

Date of Inscription: 1985

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