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To: damonw; PIF
As I understand it, when Jerusalem surrendered, two of the conditions were the payment of 200,000 pieces of gold and the "restoration of the holy cross." When the money wasn't paid, 2,700 captives were slaughtered.

This is from Benedict of Peterborough edited by W Stubbs in 1867 vol ii, p 189, ibn-Shaddad, pp 164-5; all as quoted by Philip K. Hitti in "History of the Arabs" revised 10th edition, page 651 published by palgrave macmillan.

21 posted on 12/06/2010 9:18:42 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: I am Richard Brandon

THANK YOU Richard, I’ll take a looksy :)


22 posted on 12/06/2010 9:25:41 AM PST by damonw
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When the money wasn’t paid, 2,700 captives were slaughtered.


Life was tough in those days...


27 posted on 12/06/2010 2:38:11 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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