Last stand: The coins were buried by Christian soldiers of the order of the Knights Hospitalier as the Crusaders faced an unstoppable attack by a huge Muslim army
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The Crusaders’ last stand: Pot of gold worth £300,000 found in fortress where it was buried by doomed force of Christian knights
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Interesting. Actually presents the Crusades in context, rather than as an unprovoked attack by evil Christians on peaceful Muslims.
Thy would have done a lot better [and probably survived a lot longer] if they had allied with the Mongols of Hulegu Quan, instead of giving food, shelter and passage to the Mamelukes who sold them on the ‘we’re all brothers of the book crap’.
“Under Al-Hakim in the early 11th century, thousands of churches were destroyed throughout the ancient Christian heartland of the Middle East, and when the Seljuk Turks captured Jerusalem in 1077, just 22 years before it fell to the Crusaders, they too massacred some three thousand inhabitants.
All these Islamic attacks on the West occurred before the First Crusade. Some scholars even argue that the very idea of ‘holy war’ was learned from the example of Islam on the march.”
The KEY statement for understanding WHY there were crusades against Muslim pigs. And in 1000 years NOTHING has changed as Timbuktu, Egypt and OTHER places currently indicate.
The Knights Hospitaler are still in existence. Do they get their money back?
Really good and accurate info on the Crusades at the link. It’s a shame that the page is also filled with links to a lot of Hollywood garbage.
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The gold belongs to Israel now, correct?
THE most courageous of the Crusaders.
Maltese Cross, symbol of the Hospitallers.