Statue of Saladin
|Statue of Saladin|
|تمثال صلاح الدين الأيوبي: Arabic|
Statue of Saladin in front of the Citadel of Damascus
|Type||Oversize equestrian statue|
|Location||In front of the Citadel of Damascus, Damascus, Syria|
|Owner||Municipality of Damascus|
The Statue of Saladin (Arabic: تمثال صلاح الدين الأيوبي) is an oversize equestrian bronze statue depicting the Kurdish 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.
Other statues of Saladin
- Saladin and Richard the Lionheart equestrian statue, Old Jerusalem
- "Encyclopedia of World Biography on Saladin". Retrieved 2008-08-20.
- 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].
- Pagden, Anthony (2008). Worlds at War. Oxford University Press US. pp. 196–197. ISBN 9780199237432.