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Qalʻat Dimashq (Damascus, Syria)


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    • Citadel of Damascus (Damascus, Syria)
    • Citadelle (Damascus, Syria)
    • Qalaâ (Damascus, Syria)
    • Citadelle de Damas (Damascus, Syria)
    • Zitadelle von Damaskus (Damascus, Syria)
    • Citadel (Damascus, Syria)
    • Damascus Citadel (Damascus, Syria)
    • Qalaat Dimashq (Damascus, Syria)
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    • Descriptor

        (aat) Citadels
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Syria
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Damascus (Syria)
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  • Sources

    • found: Qalʻat Dimashq, 1998.
    • found: The Citadel of Damascus, 1986.
    • found: Damas, Palmyre, Baalbek, 1941:p. 120 (la Citadelle (El Qalaâ))
    • found: ʻUmrān, H. The Citadel of Damascus : a thirteenth-century fortress of the Ayyubid Sultan al-ʻAdil, 1997.
    • found: Chevedden, P.E. The Citadel of Damascus, 1986.
    • found: Rīḥāwī, ʻA.a.Q. Qalʻat Dimashq, 2008.
    • found: Sauvaget, J. La citadelle de Damas, 1930.
    • found: Hanisch, H. Die ayyūbidischen Toranlagen der Zitadelle von Damaskus, 1996.
    • found: Wikipedia, June 26, 2019(Citadel of Damascus (Arabic: Qalʻat Dimashq) is a large medieval fortified palace and citadel in Damascus, Syria; rebuilt completely between 1203 and 1216; type: Castle, coordinates: 33.511667°N 36.301944°E)
    • found: GEOnet, June 26, 2019(Qalʻat Dimashq, historical site, Syria, first-order administrative division: Dimashq, 33°30'43" N, 036°18'08"E (33.511808, 36.302171))
    • found: Castles.nl website, June 26, 2019(Damascus Citadel; Damascus Citadel, locally known as Qalaat Dimashq, lies in the center of the city of Damascus in Syria; between 1203 and 1216 Saladin's brother Al-Adil had Damascus Citadel completely rebuilt and adapted to the use of trebuchets; During the 18th century Damascus Citadel was badly damaged by earthquakes but rebuilt by the Ottoman Sultan Mustafa III. Afterwards the citadel lost its strategic function and fell into neglect. Later it was used as military barracks and a prison until 1984. Since then the citadel is undergoing restoration works and archeological excavations.)
    • found: Discover Islamic art website, June 26, 2019(Damascus Citadel; location: Damascus, Syria; date: Hegira 599-610 / AD 1202-14. The Citadel functioned as a city within a city. It was founded by the Seljuqs in AH 469 / AD 1076, on the site of a former Roman castrum or military camp. Remains from both the Roman and the Seljup fortresses still exist today, as do some of Nur al-Din Mahmud bin Zangi (d. AH 569 / AD 1174) fortifications. The citadel was entirely rebuilt by al-Malik al-ʻAdil Sayf al-Din Abu Bakr during the years AH 599-610 / AD 1202-14)
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    • 2002-10-31: new
    • 2019-10-08: revised
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