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Mausoleum of the Albanian Royal Family


The Mausoleum of the Albanian Royal Family is a building in Tirana, capital of Albania, which holds the remains of King Zog and other members of his family.

Mausoleum of the Albanian Royal Family
Mauzoleu i familjes mbretërore
General information
TypeCemetery
AddressKodra e Gështenjave[1]
Town or cityTirana
CountryAlbania
Completed30 December 1935
Renovated17 November 2012
Destroyed17 November 1944
OwnerHouse of Zogu
Design and construction
ArchitectQemal Butka
Main contractorThe Government of Albania

The original mausoleum was designed by the architect Qemal Butka, and was inaugurated on 30 December 1935, for Sadijé, the king's mother, who had died the previous year. The building was destroyed by communist forces on 17 November 1944. It was reconstructed in the form of a replica, inaugurated on 17 November 2012, to house the remains of King Zog, which were brought back from Paris[2] as part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Albanian independence. It also holds the remains of:[3]

It represents the religious harmony, tolerance and coexistence which characterize the Albanian people.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2016-09-30. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Remains of King Zog repatriated". 16 November 2012 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  3. ^ "Albanian Royal Family - Royal Residences". www.albanianroyalcourt.al.