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BIMARISTAN AL NOURI

BIMARISTAN AL NOURI :

To the south of Souq al-Hamidiyeh, this was built by Nureddin in the twelfth century as  a hospital , and  financed by  ransom money  to the amount  of 300,000 dinars paid by a Crusader king held captive.

During the Ottoman period it  was converted into a school for girls ,  and it now houses  the  Museum of  Arab Medicine and  Science.  It contains  the  most exquisite examples of decorative inscriptions  used for the  first time during Nureddin's reign to replace the traditional kufi inscriptions.

 
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