The tomb of Suleyman Shah
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The tomb of Suleyman Shah was a historical castle considered as a territory of Turkey within today's Syrian borders. The tomb of Suleyman Shah, grandfather of Osman I the founder of the Ottoman Empire, was placed within Jaabar castle. It was conquered by Ottoman Sultan Selim I during 16th century, and was ceded along with the rest of the Syrian province to the French Mandate of Syria in 1920, following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire after World War I.
In 1973, the castle was submerged into the reservoir lake of the newly built Tabka Dam. The tomb of Suleyman Shah was relocated to a designated area of 8,797 m² close to Karakozak village in Aleppo Governorate, in accordance with the negotiations between Turkish and Syrian governments.
 The arcitect of the tomb
The ancient story of the castle is not known, but it is clear that Turks built it, namely At the times of crusades, it was annexed to Edessa (today's city of Urfa). In 1144 it was under control of Aleppean prince Zengi Atabek, then to his son Nur Aldin (Nureddin), who constructed most of what seen today. We know also that Saladdin took control of it too, but finally demolished by Mongols in 1260.
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