Saadian Tombs

As the ruling dynasty in Morocco for much of the 16th and 17th centuries, the Saadians were noted for their extravagant tastes. Their tombs in Marrakesh, which were only re-discovered in the 1920’s, are testament to this fact with plenty of ornate decoration: carved cedar, stucco work and colourful mosaic tiling.

© Mark Simms Photography (2015)

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8 Responses to “Saadian Tombs”

  1. Jane Lurie

    Great series, Mark. I love the monochrome image- the light and varying shapes really make a great composition.

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    • Mark Simms

      Thanks….to be honest the artificial lighting wasn’t pretty casting some horrible colours, so black and white was the way to go 😊

      Reply
  2. Chloe Stowe

    I visited these tombs in 2009. You’ve captured them wondrously! Thank you for the trip down memory lane.

    Reply
  3. Photo'Coeur

    Belles photos d’un site que j’ai visité il y a quelques années avant de m’échapper vers le sud marocain…

    Reply

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