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Al-Zaher Baibars


(1260-1277)The fourth Mameluke sultan and the real founder of the Mameluke dynasty that ruled Syria and Egypt for more than three centuries. He set a limit on Mongols expansion in the Middle East after defeating them at the Battle of Ayn Jalut, and defeated the Crusaders in many other battles. He was also an efficient administrator who took interest in building various projects. Al-Zaher Baibars died in Damascus in Al-Ablaqq Palace and was buried in Al- Zahiriyya School, which was turned into a library later on. His mausoleum is considered one of the most ever beautiful mausoleum in Damascus which is richly decorated and ornamented with colored marble, gilt wood, mosaic, and carved stucco.

6 Comments:

  • So let's say I am Baibars, I am charging on my horse, my sword high in the air, and I am going to face Hulaco, the mongol leader....and the two heros meet, as if they were mountains, or raging floods...

    By Blogger Steliano Ponticos, at 12/6/05 3:58 PM  

  • soo where's this school again?! in case I wanna go there next time i'm in damas... looks pretty cool?! u took that pic?! I mean u were there?!

    anyways

    By Blogger Yazan, at 12/6/05 8:21 PM  

  • Thanx for ur comment Steliano.

    Front Bumper, it is close to Ummayad mosque, But the school isn't that beautiful, only his shrine is great, and yup I took this pic, wish u like it:)

    By Blogger Ghalia, at 12/6/05 10:13 PM  

  • I remeber reading all about Baybars in Samer Magazine.. I used to buy all the issues and follow the great comics in there

    By Blogger Omar, at 12/6/05 11:31 PM  

  • @Omar.. SAMER wow....... at last someone knows that mag. I Have all their isssues since 1990..1995... I LOVED THAT MAG. I loved it especially (nous w nousa) hehe

    By Blogger Yazan, at 13/6/05 3:23 AM  

  • try this reformist site
    http://baath-congress.blogspot.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 24/6/05 10:42 AM  

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