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ISIS destroys a mosque built by a ‘scourge of the crusaders’ – Nur ad-Din

It’s been reported that the thugs of ISIS have blown up an 800 year old mosque built during the Crusades by Nur ad-Din, a Saracen ruler described during his lifetime as a scourge of the crusader armies. Up until recently,…

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Medieval divide between Muslims and Christians

The boundary between the medieval Muslim and Christian worlds was very fluid and certain individuals had no difficulty moving from one world to the other

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Save human civilisation from ISIS thuggery

ISIS or Daesh has perpetrated appalling crimes against both humanity and our historical legacy destroying priceless antiquities

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Cultural destruction by the so-called Islamic State

ISIS destroyed Tikrit the birthplace of Saladin who fought the Knights Templar during the crusades

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Medieval Assassins – forerunners of ISIS?

Was the medieval cult of the Assassins a precursor to the 21st century terrorists of ISIS or Daesh?

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Early Islamic bathhouse with very racy images!

In the deserts of Jordan I visited an early Islamic bathhouse which contained some very racy images of semi-clad humans and animals playing music

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A Roman high street in ancient Gadara

Gadara is a biblical city that was part of the Decapolis and where Jesus cured two people. It has black basalt Roman remains that are distinctive.

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The Knights of Malta seen in Baghdad – apparently!

The Knights Templar have provided a feeding frenzy for conspiracy theorists for centuries. So, it’s kind of refreshing to see another religious military order – the Knights of Malta – getting the same treatment. I joke, of course. Allegations about…

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