Godfrey de Bouillon and crusadersغودفري دي بويلون والصليبيون

Godfrey de Bouillon and crusaders

Crusader Period (1099—1291)

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.

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