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Palace of Ahmed Bey, Constantine: View looking into a courtyard garden from an arcade
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Ahmed Bey ben Mohamed Chérif, also known as Ahmed Bey or Hadj Ahmed Bey (ca. 1784 -ca. 1850) was the last Bey of Constantine, Algeria, ruling from 1826 to 1848. With a series of courtyards surrounded by tiled arcades, the palace is filled with gardens of olive and orange trees, and decorated with Tunisian and French polychrome tiles. It was announced in 2010 that the palace will be turned into a national museum (National Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions).