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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.

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 other members of the royal family: apart from the king's mother, these also include his wife Géraldine, their son Leka, and Leka's wife Susan.[1]

References

  1. ^ Albanian royal family official website. Royal residences

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