The tomb of Saladin (Selahedin) is located in a small garden adjoining the north wall of the Umayyad Mosque.
The tomb is recognisable by it's distinctive red dome.
Saladin (Selahedin, Salah ad-Din Yusuf) was born in Tikrit in 1137, joined the military at age 15 and became a prominent military leader, famous from the battle at Sde Hitim.
Saint-Simon Monastry, in Arabic “Qalaat Seman” is located 30 km from Aleppo.
The monastry is in the name of the ascetic Saint Simon (Sant Simon, Sint Simon) from 4th century AD, who spent forty-two years of his life here.
Shimon Ish HaAmud (in Hebrew “Shimon – men of the pillar”) – Simon Stilitis (in Latin) was 36 years on the top of the 20 meters high pillar never going down.