Martyrs' Memorial

El Madania, Algiers, Algeria

Monument of the Martyrs
The Maqam Echahid (Martyrs' Memorial) is a monument to the Algerian War for Independence. The monument was opened in 1982 on the 20th anniversary of Algeria's independence.
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  • Man-Made

    It took nine months for construction workers to to build the Martyrs' Memorial. It is made of concrete and was built on the site of an ancient military fort.
  • Monuments and Memorials

    The Martyrs' Memorial is fashioned in the shape of three standing palm leaves which shelter the "Eternal Flame" beneath. At the edge of each palm leaf stands a statue of a soldier, each representing a stage of Algeria's struggle.
  • Notable Architecture

    The Martyrs' Memorial was a real challenge to build because of its geometry, especially the curvature of the fins. It also sits on the edge of a steep cliff in an area that sometimes has earthquakes.

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