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Historical Facts

The Mamluks

Cross Roads of Civilisations

The Mamluks were originally slave fighters used by the Abbasides since the 9th century as the main fighting force within their armies.

These slave fighters gained power over time and established their own empire that ruled Syria from 1260 to 1516.

The most famous Mamluk leader was Baibars, best known for ending the Crusaders presence in the Orient.

Bimaristan Argun

Bimaristan Argun

This Hospital in Aleppo Old City is a beautiful example of Mamluk architecture in Syria.