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Crusader Rule Of The Holy Land Came To An End This Day 726-Years Ago; May 28, 1291.

by Anura Guruge

That was the fall of Acre,
a strategic sea-port,
in the North of the Holy Land.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Acre_(1291)

An event that goes uncommented now given that so much water has flown under the bridges on the Tiber since then — over 700-year ago.

But, a turning point in both political and religious history.

The crusades were quite the thing. The fall of Acre was a body blow to those in the West.

So, on this Memorial Day weekend, spare a thought for how the Crusades to Jerusalem came to an end.

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by Anura Guruge