Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Battle of Baghdad in 1258

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1258 The Ilkhanid branch of the Mongols under Hulagu Khan (in alliance with Roman Catholic Pope Alexander IV) overran Baghdad. The Mongols massacred 800,000 of the city's inhabitants, including the Abbasid caliph Al-Musta'sim, and destroyed large sections of the city.

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