Statue of Saladin in Damascus
Equestrian statue of Saladin (1137 - 1193 CE) in the Citadel, Damascus, Syria. Unveiled 1993 CE.
European Depiction of a Victorious Saladin
A romanticized portrait of Saladin, by Gustav Dore (made in the 19th century).
Map of the Ayyubid Sultanate at the death of Saladin, 1193 CE, showing its political subdivisions and cities. Borders are approximate only, especially in Yemen and western Arabia.
Attempted Assassination of Saladin (1176 CE)
Illustration of the second attemopt to assasinate Saladin (r. 1174-1193 CE), in 1176 CE. Illustrated by by Zvonimir Grbasic. Courtesy of Medieval Warfare Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers.
Saladin and the Christians of Jerusalem
The Christians of the Holy City Defiling before Saladin by Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville Source: François Guizot (1787-1874 CE), The History of France from the Earliest Times to the Year 1789, p. 435.
Sketch of the original "Eagle of Saladin" of the Cairo Citadel, Cairo, Egypt. 1898 CE
Portrait of Saladin
A supposed portrait of Saladin (1137 - 1193 CE). Made by Ismail al-Jazari (1136 – 1206 CE) before 1185 CE.
The Armies of the Crusades
The armies of the Crusades (11th-15th centuries CE), which saw Christians and Muslims struggle for control of territories in the Middle East and elsewhere, could involve over 100,000 men on either side who came from all over Europe to form...
German Crusade 1197-8 CE
The German Crusade of 1197 CE, also known as the 'Emperor's Crusade', was led by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI (r. 1191-1197 CE). Although the emperor died on his way east, his army did capture Beirut from the forces of the Ayyubid dynasty...
The Knights Hospitaller was a medieval Catholic military order founded in 1113 CE with the full name of 'Knights of the Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem'. After their base was relocated to Rhodes in the early 14th century...