Statue of Saladin

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Statue of Saladin
تمثال صلاح الدين الأيوبي: Arabic
Statue of Saladin Damascus.jpg
Statue of Saladin in front of the Citadel of Damascus
Artist Abdallah al-Sayed
Year 1993 (inaugurated)
Type Oversize equestrian statue
Material bronze
Location In front of the Citadel of Damascus, Damascus, Syria
Coordinates 33°30′42.3″N 36°18′2.1″E / 33.511750°N 36.300583°E / 33.511750; 36.300583Coordinates: 33°30′42.3″N 36°18′2.1″E / 33.511750°N 36.300583°E / 33.511750; 36.300583
Owner Municipality of Damascus

The Statue of Saladin (Arabic: تمثال صلاح الدين الأيوبي‎) is an oversize equestrian bronze statue depicting the Kurdish[1][2] Ayyubid Sultan Saladin located in front of the Citadel of Damascus in Damascus, Syria. The statue was designed by Syrian sculptor Abdallah al-Sayed. It was unveiled by the then Syrian president Hafez Assad in 1993, marking the 800th anniversary of Saladin's death.[3]

Another statues[edit]

Old Jerusalem[edit]

Saladin and Richard the Lionheart equestrian statue, Old Jerusalem
  • Saladin and Richard the Lionheart equestrian statue, Old Jerusalem

Karak[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Encyclopedia of World Biography on Saladin". Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  2. ^ The medieval historian Ibn Athir relates a passage from another commander: "...both you and Saladin are Kurds and you will not let power pass into the hands of the Turks." Minorsky (1957):[page needed].
  3. ^ Pagden, Anthony (2008). Worlds at War. Oxford University Press US. pp. 196–197. ISBN 9780199237432.