Crusader soldiersالمحاربون الصليبيون

Crusader soldiers

Crusader Period (1099—1291)

Embroidery: Shayma Waheidi [Bir Seb’a], Gaza
Size: 59 x 36 cm

On 15 July 1099, the First Crusade reached Palestine and entered the port city of Acre,

massacring Jewish and Muslim civilians and pillaging or destroying mosques and the city itself. As a result of this conquest, several small Crusader states were created, notably the Kingdom of Jerusalem.  This lasted until 1291 CE, when its original and last possession – Acre – was taken by the Mamluks.

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