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The memorial of the martyr, martyr or Shrine Maqam E'chahid


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The memorial of the martyr, martyr or Shrine Maqam E'chahid (Arabic: مقام الشهيد) is a memorial overlooking the city of Algiers, erected in 1982 to mark the 20th anniversary of the independence of Algeria (5 July 1962), in memory of the dead of the war of independence.

The martyr Memorial is located on the heights of Algiers, in the municipality of El Madania, west of Bois arcades, east of the city Diar el Mahçoul and north of the Esplanade shopping center Riadh El Feth. It overlooks the Hamma district (municipality of Belouizdad) and test garden to the north.The monument was erected on the site of an old military fort.
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The monument with a height of 93 meters consists of three palm leaves that meet at mid-height (53 meters), an Islamic-style turret with a diameter of 10 meters and a height of 7, 6 meters and surmounted by a dome of 6 meters. At the edge of each palm leaf stands a statue of a soldier, each representing a stage in the struggle for the independence of Algeria.
The concrete monument was built by the Canadian company and designed by Fitzpatrick Lavalin his counterpart, according to a model produced in the School of Fine Arts of Algiers under the leadership of Bachir Yellès. The construction lasted only nine months during 1982.

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