Tuesday, September 4, 2012


I finally have internet at home! I'm sorry I wasn't able to wrrite for the last three days. As promised, I am posting pictures of Chellah (Sala Colonia), the Kasbah of the Udayas, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the Hassan Tower.

Streets of the Kasbah of the Udayas which ws orginaly built in 1140 A.D. by the Almoravids to defend themselves against the Almohads.
Beach near the Kasbah.
These are the gates to Chellah which used to be the Roman town of Sala Colonia.
It was later abandoned in 1554 and used as a necropolis by the Almohad Dynasty.
In the 14th century, the sultan Abu Al-Hassan built many monuments such as this minaret.

This is the Mausoleum of Mohammed V

As you can see, a lot of work went into it.

It is as intricately designed outside as it is on the inside (this picture of the ceiling doesn't do it justice).
This is Mohammed V's coffin.
This is the Hassan Tower which is the minaret of an incomplete mosque which was intended to be the world's largest. The minaret only reaches 140 ft (44 m) which was onlyy half of its intended height.

This is the eel pool in Chellah. Women come here and throw eggs in the pool with their names written on it. Apparently, if an eel eats the egg, the woman will be fertile
Royal Tombs were later added to Chellah. 


  1. Wow. Such rich history and beautiful architecture! Thanks for sharing them!