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Saadian tombs are a cemetery garden in el-Mansour mosque in Kasbah district in Marrakech. It comprises the internments of about 60 members of rge Saadi Dynasty that reigned over Morocco from 1554 to 1660. The mausolemeum dates back from the time of the sulan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). It contains his grave and the ones of his family and successors. But the alatouite sultan moulay Ismaïl walled the necropol in 18th century to destroy any trace of saadian dynasty. The tombs were discovered in 1917 and restored. Today the beauty of their decoration make it a major attraction for visitors of Marrakech. Here is a photo of the mausoleum in the garde that hosts the tombs of moulay Ahmed el-Mansour's mother and the royal women. The mosaics on the ground indicate the presence of tombs.

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