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The tomb is next door to the north gate of the Omayyad Mosque. It was originally part of al-Azizieh School built by Othman, Saladin's son,  in the twelfth century.  The whole interior is decorated with polychrome marble mosaics.

Next to the tomb stands a typical Mamluk edifice, the Jumaqjieh School ,  built in the twelfth century. The interior is decorated with inscriptions and beautiful lettering.  It is one  of the  most  splendid o ld schools in Damascus ;  and has recently been turned into a Museum of Arabic Calligraphy.

Two other schools stand nearby: al-Zhahiriya, which is an Ayoubite edifice and house the famous library of that name; and al-Adliya, which is also Ayoubite in style, and is now headquarters of the Arab language Academy.

 
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