Cross Roads of Civilisations
The Seljuqs originated from a Turkish Muslim tribe that had settled in central Asia.
They conquered Syria and other parts of the Middle East between the 11th and 14th centuries.
The Seljuqs defeated the Fatimids and took over Damascus in the second half of the 11th century. They consolidated their control over the city through one of their great leaders Nour Eddine Zengi.