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King Muhammed V Mausoleum

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King Muhammed V Mausoleum

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Basic Information

Location 34°01′21.41″N 6°49′19.01″W
Country Morocco
City Rabat

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 34.0222,-6.82193


Summary

The Mausoleum of Mohammed V is a historical building located on the opposite side of the Hassan Tower on the Yacoub al-Mansour esplanade in Rabat, Morocco. It contains the tombs of the Moroccan king and his two sons, late King Hassan II and Prince Abdallah. The building is considered a masterpiece of modern Alaouite dynasty architecture, with its white silhouette, topped by a typical green tiled roof, green being the color of Islam. A reader of the Koran is often present, having his assigned seat.

This site is important to the Jewish people because King Mohammed V defended them against the anti-Semitic policies of the French Vichy government during WWII

General

The mausoleum's construction was completed in 1971. Hassan II was buried there following his death in 1999.


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