Mausoleum of Saladin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mausoleum of Saladin
ضريح صلاح الدين الأيوبي
Damascus-SaladinTomb.jpg
The entrance to the mausoleum
General information
Type Mausoleum
Architectural style Ayyubid, Ottoman
Location Syria Damascus, Syria
Coordinates Coordinates: 33°30′43.6″N 36°18′21.36″E / 33.512111°N 36.3059333°E / 33.512111; 36.3059333
Completed 1196
Renovated 1898

The Mausoleum of Saladin holds the resting place and grave of the medieval Muslim Ayyubid Sultan Saladin. It is adjacent to the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria.[1] It was built in 1196, three years after the death of Saladin.[2]

c.1880 photo of the tomb

The mausoleum presently houses two sarcophagi: one made of wood, said to contain Saladin's remains, and one made of marble, donated by Kaiser Wilhelm II.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moaz, Abd Al-Razzaq; Takieddine, Zena. "Mausoleum of Saladin (Salah al-Din)". Museum With No Frontiers. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Mannheim, 2001, p.88.
  3. ^ Man, 2015, p.264.

Bibliography[edit]