Mausoleum of MOHAMMED V
About Mausoleum of MOHAMMED V
The Mausoleum of Mohammed V, made of white marble, is one of the most beautiful monuments of the Moroccan capital. Designed by an architect of Vietnamese origin, Vo Toan, and built between 1961 and 1969, it is of pure classical Arab-Andalusian style. Outside, the Mausoleum is built of white Italian marble and covered with a pyramidal roof of green tiles. These tiles are the symbol of the Alawite royalty and have covered many official buildings for 5 centuries, notably in Meknes, capital of the Kingdom during the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672-1727). Inside, the walls are carved with the finesse Koranic calligraphy and covered with colored mosaics ("zellige"). The cedar of the dome of the Atlas and painted in mahogany is particularly remarkable. On the floor below is the sarcophagus containing the remains of Mohammed V, who died in 1961. The tombs of Moulay Abdallah, the youngest son of Mohammed V who died in 1983, and Hassan II, king Of Morocco from 1961 to 1999. Theologians follow one another night and day to read the Koran. Moroccans come regularly to visit the tombs.
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