A date palm named Methuselah.
Eight centuries after an infamous massacre.
A reminder of the murderous conquest of the city.
From Richard the Lionheart to Prince William.
First it was part of a tomb, then of a mosque.
Remnants of a 12th-century siege.
Saving the lowliest sinners from hellfire.
A fascinating video.
During its 90-year reign, the “Latin Kingdom” rehabilitated ancient landmarks and built and rebuilt churches, leaving an enduring mark on the city’s architecture.
Although their rule over Jerusalem lasted only 90 years, the Crusader kings left an architectural legacy which persists to this day. (2000)
Were the massacres of 1096, when hordes of Crusaders butchered the Jewish communities of the Rhineland, an exceptional event? Yes—but also no. (With video.)