Wardan El-Roumi

Among the many Armenians who contributed to Medieval Egypt was Wardan (Vartan) El-Roumi. He established a market in Fustat, near Cairo, as the Wardan Market. During the Abbasid era, the courage of the Armenian Emir Ali Ibn Yehia, “who was versed in the science of war,” was praised by the Medieval Islamic historian Ibn Taghribirdi.

Among the many Armenians who contributed to Medieval Egypt was Wardan (Vartan) El-Roumi. He established a market in Fustat, near Cairo, as the Wardan Market. During the Abbasid era, the courage of the Armenian Emir Ali Ibn Yehia, “who was versed in the science of war,” was praised by the Medieval Islamic historian Ibn Taghribirdi.

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