Mausoleum of Saladin

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Mausoleum of Saladin
ضريح صلاح الدين الأيوبي
Saladin mouselum tomb Damascus.jpg
The entrance to the mausoleum
General information
TypeMausoleum
Architectural styleAyyubid, Ottoman
LocationSyria Damascus, Syria
CoordinatesCoordinates: 33°30′43.6″N 36°18′21.36″E / 33.512111°N 36.3059333°E / 33.512111; 36.3059333
Completed1196
Renovated1898

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] Originally the tomb complex included the burial of Salah al-Din and Madrassah al-Aziziah of which little remains except a few columns and an internal arch adjacent to the renovated tomb of Saladin[3].

c. 1900 photo of the marble sarcophagus donated by Wilhelm II[3]

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.[4] Along with a marble sarcophagus, Wilhelm II, a golden ornate gilt bronze wreath was also donated, which was later removed by either Sherif Feisal or Lawrence of Arabia who later deposited it in the Imperial War Museum. [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. ^ a b c "Mausoleum of Saladin". Madain Project. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  4. ^ Man, 2015, p.264.

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