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The Siege of Jerusalem took place from June 7 to July 15, 1099 during the First Crusade. The climax of the First Crusade, the successful siege saw the Crusaders seize the city from the Fatimid Caliphate and laid the foundations for the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

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Pendant, 11th century; Fatimid Egypt Gold, cloisonné enamel 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (4.5 x 3.5 cm) The Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915 (30.95.37)

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A RARE FATIMID TURQUOISE-SET GOLD BROOCH IN THE FORM OF A FISH, SYRIA OR EGYPT, 10TH CENTURY

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Fig. 135 Rock Crystal ewer made for the Fatimid caliph al-Aziz. 975-976. Rock Crystal. One of the few surviving Fatimid court objects, carved from a single piece of rock crystal. al-Aziz ruled Egypt from 975 to 996. The crystal was imported from Afria and was velieved to prevent nightmares. Many of these precious artifacts were later melted down and sold for their metals. Treasury of St. Mark's, Venice. pg 253.

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Fatimid Caliphate and Saladin

11th century Fatimid rock crystal ewer from the Keir Collection, now in Pergamon Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin.

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Interior Of The Church Of The Holy Sepulchre Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Jeremy Woodhouse

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Fatimid Caliphate - Fatimid Caliphate - Wikipedia