Children climbing the Pyramid, Tirana, after the fall of the Hoxha regime (they would have been imprisoned a year earlier). This brutal structure was designed by the daughter of Enver Hoxha, . Initially, it was a mausoleum (officially the "Enver Hoxha Memorial Museum"), inaugurated in 1988 as the final resting place of Albania's ruler, Enver Hoxha, the lord of life and death in Albania from 1944 until his death in 1985.
With the fall of the Communist regime in 1991, Hoxha's corpse was evicted. In 1992, the Pyramid became in name Tirana's main cultural center devoted to promoting contemporary arts (visual and performing arts, music, film and culture). In reality, its various halls were better known for the hosting of consumer goods trade fairs.