Moroccan Imperial Cities – Marrakesh – 2010

Day 7 – Thurs. May 6 – The Saadian Tombs were discovered in 1917 at the south side of the Kasbah mosque.

It is a mausoleum of the Saadi Dynasty. It is made up of three rooms containing the bodies of around sixty family members.

The carving of the wood steele and the stucco or mud walls is amazing. The fine details looks to have been done with dental instruments.

One of the rooms contains the body of Ahmed al-Mansur. This room also contains twelve Carrara marble columns.

Outside in a garden are the graves of servants and soldiers.