Mausoleum of Saladin (Salah ul-Din Ayyibi)

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. It was built in 1195, three years after the death of Saladin. al-Malik al-Afdal Nur al-Din 'Ali, ruler of Damascus, completed the construction of the mausoleum.

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circa 1200 CE

Mausoleum of Saladin

Modern day view of the mausoleum. The Mausoleum is relatively small, and stands in a garden on the north side of the Masjid Umawi al-Kabir. The mausoleum was built in 1196 CE, three years after the death of Saladin by his son, Al-Adil I. It was once part of the al-Aziziyah madrasa, but nothing remains of the school.

circa 1200 CE

Grave of Saladin

Grave of the Ayyubid Sultan Saladin. 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. The interior of the Mausoleum is small and elegant in its simplicity. The room is adorned with pictures, tributes and the like. The tomb of Saladin itself, shrouded in gold-trimmed cloth, dominates the center of the chamber.

circa 1200 CE

Grave of Saladin

Ornate gilt bronze wreath, 74 cm diameter at its widest point. The wreath bears the an embossed Arabic inscription translated as: 'This crown was presented by His Majesty, the Emperor of Germany his presence Wilhelm the Second in memory of his pilgrimage to the tomb of his presence Salah el Din el Ajubi.'

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