Storming of Antioch.details

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Drawn by Gustav Doré.

The picture illustrates the siege of Antioch by Christian killers in the first Crusade in 1098. The book in front of me has a story about the towers being emptied by virtue of treachery.

It was a preilous piece of business. The traitor was suspected and sent for by Auxian [i.e. Yaghi-Siyan, the Muslim governer of Antioch]. Such, however, was his skill as a dissembler, that he completely reestablished the sultan’s confidence. On the day appointed for the delivery, the Cursaders withdrew as if abandoning the siege. They his themselves in a neighboring valley, and lay there unti nightfall.

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