Monday, December 15, 2014

Aleppo’s Al Sultaniyah Madrasa-Mosque appears to have been destroyed

Madrasah al-Sultânîyah, view from Citadel

Al-Sultaniyah Madrasa (Arabic: المدرسة السلطانية‎) (which is also known as the Madrasaa al Zahiriah) is a madrasah complex located across from the Citadel entrance in the Ancient city of Aleppo, Syria. It is a religious, educational and funerary complex. It contains the tomb of sultan Malik al-Zaher the son of Ayyubid Sultan Saladin.

Al-Sultaniyah Madrasa, established in 1223 and containing the tomb of Sultan Saladin’s son Sultan Malik al-Zaher, appears to have been destroyed. And it seems to have been military rather than sectarian destruction.
Aftermath
More:
1- Aleppo’s Al Sultaniyah Madrasa-Mosque appears to have been destroyed
2- Significant 13th-Century Complex Bombed in Syria