July 15, 1099 CE – The First Crusade Ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

July 15, 1099 CE – The First Crusade Ends at the Church of the Holy SepulchreRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons The first of several religious wars in the Middle East among Christians and Muslims, the First Crusade created a rift between two cultures that continues to this day. On July 15, 1099, at the end of a bloody siege on Jerusalem, knights from Europe launched a massive assault on both sides of the city, meeting at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, bringing the Holy War to a close. More than a month before, the Crusaders had arrived on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Having faced little in the […]