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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin
page 440

Jerusalem, which is, according to the Muslims, the traditional site of Moses' grave, he erected the building to which devotees yearly flock in crowds, to the present day. He repaired the Mosque El Aksa, and the Cubbet es Silsilah, and completely renovated the interior of the Cubbet es Sakhrah, which was in a very dilapidated condition. He died at Damascus in June, 1277. Es Sultan Calâun, originally a Memluk, purchased for one thousand dinars, ascended the throne of Egypt in 1279. He repaired the roof of the Jâmi' el Aksa, and erected a cloister called El Mansuri, near the Bâb en Nâzir. El Melik el 'Adii Ketbegha began to reign in 694, and repaired the eastern wall of the Haram by the Golden Gate. Es Sultan Lajein, who succeeded him, also executed many repairs in the mosque. Sultan Mohammed, son of Calaon, who had succeeded his father, but been twice compelled to abdicate, at last succeeded in establishing himself on the throne of Egypt in A.D. 1310. He repaired the south wall of the Haram, coated the inside of the mosque with marble, and regilded the domes of El Aksa, and the Cubbet es Sakhrah. So beautifully was this gdding executed, that Mejir-ed-din, writing one hundred and eighty years afterwards, declares that it looked as though it had been but just laid on. Even now, in the records of Saladin's restoration which exist upon the dome of the Cubbet es Sakhrah, and over the Mihrâb of the Aksa, the gold remains untarnished. Mohammed ibn Calaon also repaired the arches over the steps leading up on the north side to the platform on which the Dome of the Bock stands, and executed many useful works in and around Jerusalem, he died in A.n. 1340. Es Sultan el Melek el Ashraf Shâbân, grandson of the preceding, repaired the Bal el Esbât, put new wooden doors in the Jâmi' el Aksa. and repaired the arches over

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