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The Mamluks were an Egyptian warrior caste who were recruited from slaves of Turkish or Caucasian origin. The Mamluks were known as elite military units. They held important roles in several Muslim countries. In 1250, they created their own state in Egypt. The Mamluk Sultanate was ruled by two dynasties Mamluks until it was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1517.