Takritiyya tomb is located along the main street of Salihiye quarter, to the north of the walled city of Damascus. Taqi al-Din al-Takriti (d. 1299), a vizier under Mamluk Sultan Qalawun (1279-1290), built the tomb between 1280 and 1300 to house his grave.
The tomb consists of a domed, rectangular burial chamber and a small prayer room to its east. Its muqarnas portal leads into a vaulted hallway that gives access to the two chambers. The interior is intricately decorated in Andalusian style with motifs similar to the ones found at the Alhambra. The exterior and interior walls are built of stone with carved decorations on window lintels.
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