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Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology



Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World
Brown University
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: (401) 863-3188
Fax: (401) 863-9423
[email protected]

Posted at Dec 04/2010 04:45PM:
Harrison Stark: Salah ad-Din ibn Ayyub (1138-1193), or better known as Saladin, was a Sultan of Egypt and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, ruling over it at its geographical and military height. A ruler of supposedly extraordinary charisma and religous piety, he successfully recaptured Jerusalem from the crusaders in 1187, and as such has since occupied a premier place in both the Western and Muslim imagination. The eagle that appears on Egypt's coat of arms is allegedly based on his personal symbol.

Posted at Dec 06/2010 08:48PM:
ian: Key accomplishments in Egypt: the citadel, restoration of Sunni Islam, reuniting Egypt and greater Syria