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Historical Facts

Salah Eddine

Making History from Damascus

Salah Eddine (1138 – 1193) is the founder of the Ayyubid Dynasty that ruled big parts of the Middle East in the 12th and 13th centuries.

He is most famous for defeating the Crusaders in many battles and initiating their demise in the Orient.

Salah Eddine died in Damascus and is buried next to the Umayyad Mosque. His name and reputation of chivalry and high morals live on in every Damascene’s heart.

Salah Eddine Castle

Salah Eddine Castle

This magnificent Crusaders Castle, a World Heritage Site located on the Syrian Coastal Mountains 25km to the east of the City of Lattakia, was renamed after Salah Eddine after he captured it in 1188.