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Historical Facts

The Ayyubid Dynasty

Cross Roads of Civilisations

Salah Eddine established the Ayyubid Dynasty in 1174 after taking over from the Seljuq King Nour Eddine Zengi.

The Ayyubid Dynasty in Syria lasted until 1260, when the Mamluks became the new rulers in Damascus.

Citadel of Aleppo

Citadel of Aleppo

The majority of Aleppo Citadel’s structure that stands today dates back to the Ayyubid Period. The city of Aleppo was a very important centre for the Ayyubid Dynasty in the 13th century.