Source: Bibliothèque Nationale / Bridgeman Images
Embroidery: Dowlat Abu Shaweesh [Ne’ane], Ramallah
Size: 59 x 96 cm
The First Crusade began in 1099 when Pope Urban II called for a military expedition to help the Byzantines take control of the Holy Land. This inaugurated a period of two centuries in which Christians and Muslims often fought one another.