Mausoleum of the Albanian Royal Family
|Mausoleum of the Albanian Royal Family|
Mauzoleu i familjes mbretërore
|Address||Kodra e Gështenjave|
|Town or city||Tirana|
|Completed||30 December 1935|
|Renovated||17 November 2012|
|Destroyed||17 November 1944|
|Owner||House of Zogu|
|Design and construction|
|Main contractor||The 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 as part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Albanian independence. It also holds the remains of:
- Zog I, King of the Albanians (1895-1961);
- Sadijé, Queen Mother of the Albanians (1876-1934, King Zog I's mother);
- Géraldine, Queen Consort of Albanians (1915-2002, King Zog I's wife);
- Susan, Crown Princess of Albanians (1941-2004, King Zog I's daughter-in-law);
- Leka I, Crown Prince of Albanians (1939-2011, King Zog I's son).
It represents the religious harmony, tolerance and coexistence which characterize the Albanian people.
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- "Remains of King Zog repatriated". 16 November 2012 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "Albanian Royal Family - Royal Residences". www.albanianroyalcourt.al.