Better known in the Western world as Saladin (1137/1138 – 4 March 1193), was the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. A Muslim of Kurdish origin, Saladin led the Muslim opposition to the European Crusaders in the Levant. At the height of his power, his sultanate included Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Hejaz, Yemen and other parts of North Africa.
|1137–1193 CE||Artistic representation of Salah ul-Din Yusuf bin Ayyub (Saladin).||Wikipedia|
|c. 1195 CE||Modern day view of the Saladin's mausoleum.||N/A|
|Last Updated: June 27, 2015|