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|The Hospitaller and Templar Churches - side-by-side - in Famagusta, Cyprus|
|The Damascus Gate of Jerusalem by which some of Saladin's troops would have entered the city.|
|The "Dome of the Rock" erected over the rock on which Mohammed allegedly ascended into Heaven; it was this monument sacred to Islam that Saladin did not want to risk damaging in a siege and assault.|
|The Seal of Balian d'Ibelin's son John|
|Although hard to see in this medieval depiction, the siege engine that fired the fatal shot against Simon de Montfort was allegedly manned by women.|
|Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives Today; the Dome of the Rock is visible between the trees.|
|The Medieval Working-Class would have had difficulty paying the ransom set by Saladin.|