Khān al-Zāhir - Bi-Zāhir al-Quds!

Katia Cytryn-Silverman*

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Jumādā II 661/April 1263 the Mamlūk sultan al-Zāhir Baybars visited Jerusalem and undertook various pious works, including the erection of a public khān for lodging those visiting the Holy City. Unfortunately Baybars's khān has not survived and much speculation has been made regarding its location. The Arabic sources relating to Baybars's deeds provide a good deal of information relating to his khān, which, once combined with western sources and archaeological evidence, allows us to suggest its probable site, its architectural type, and even range of services.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)149-171
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of the Royal Asiatic Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2009


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