History Stories
CATEGORY: Crusades
Why Muslims See the Crusades So Differently from Christians
December 10, 2017

They weren't all battles and bloodshed. There was also coexistence, political compromise, trade, scientific exchange—even love. Read More

Why Jews and Muslims Both Have Religious Claims on Jerusalem
December 6, 2017

The U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital—despite a dueling claim from Palestine. Read More

Medieval Times: Top Templar-Related Moments
December 6, 2017

Holy wars. Papal proclamations. Exiles and inquisitions. It was a busy time. Read More

Map: Top Templar Sites in Western Europe
November 27, 2017

These were special spots for the Brotherhood. Read More

Knights Templar Hot Spots in the Holy Land
November 22, 2017

Where they built, fought and prayed. Read More

The Disastrous Time Tens of Thousands of Children Tried to Start a Crusade
October 18, 2017

Kings and popes told them to go home—but they persisted. Read More

Crusader Shipwreck Tells a Golden Knights’ Tale
March 17, 2017

A sunken ship and its cargo discovered in Israel’s Bay of Haifa appears to provide evidence of a dramatic escape attempt during the fall of the Crusader city of Acre in 1291. Read More

History of the Knights Templar
July 26, 2011

Get the facts on the mysterious medieval order known as the Knights Templar, which was dissolved 700 years ago but has recently made news headlines. Read More