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PostSubject: City of Beruit   City of Beruit EmptySun Nov 02, 2008 2:59 pm

Crusader Cities


Beirut:
Lordship of the Ibelins 1220s. It had fallen to Saladin after the Horns of Hattin (6/8/1187).

The palace of Beirut was rich in mosaics and marbles in Byzantine work. It belonged to John I and then his daughter, heiress Isabella d’Ibelin.

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