Fountain of ‘Alā’ al-dīn al-Barīdī (Damascus)

Located in the Bab Sreeja neighborhood, Damascus.

Photograph from

Two emblems flanking the inscription:

القناة المباركة العبد الفقير الى الله تعالى علاء الدين … البريدي

[Ordered to construct this] blessed aqueduct, the servant yearning for God the Exalted, ‘Alā’ al-dīn … the dispatch-rider.

Possible dating: around 710/1310

To ‘Alā’ al-dīn al-Barīdī’s page

Cite this blog post
Simon Rousselot (2021, June 29). Fountain of ‘Alā’ al-dīn al-Barīdī (Damascus). Mamluk Emblems Online Corpus. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from

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