6 December 2009

Cimetière de Thiais, Paris, France

Grave of King Zog of the Albanians (1895-1961), proclaimed King 1928, in exile from 1939. According to Associated Press 9 October 2009, plans are under way to move the remains of King Zog to his homeland.

King Zog's elder sister Princess Adile (1890-1966) and her son Salih Doshishti (1913-1983) are also buried at Cimetière de Thiais.

The back side of the Zogu grave.

Grave of Abdel Rahman Rustem (1891-1970), a member of the royal court of Albania (?).

King Zog's grave seen from a distance.

Hommage du Maire et du Conseil de Paris aux personnes ayant fait don de leur corps à la science Paris - 1982 (homage of the Mayor and Council of Paris to the people who have donated their bodies to science).

Memorials of people who have donated their bodies to science.
Different ethnic groups and different countries give different traditions of memorials.

Le cimetière parisien de Thiais (Cimetière de Thiais) in Paris can be reached by taking the metro line no. 7 to Villejuif-Louis-Aragon (end of line 7) and then bus no. 185 or 285 (six stops). When you enter the cemetery you will find a big sign with a map of the various sections. King Zog's grave is pointed out. See also the map (in pdf) at the official website.

Updated on Monday 7 December 2009 at 21.40.


  1. Wow, that looks like a pretty amazing cemetery - thanks for sharing! Those memorials for the people who donated their bodies to science looked like headstones that were just piled up - is that what they were?

  2. Fascinating. Though it appears that the section with King Zog's remains is barren and forlorn looking. When I was younger I lived near a property in Long Island, New York USA which had been purchased by King Zog in the 30's, but he never lived there. The legend is he paid for it with a bucket of gems.