Wall plaque, Ascalon


Wall plaque, Ascalon, mid-twelfth to mid-thirteenth century. The Arabic inscription commemorates the wall built as defense against crusaders. The arms of Sir Hugh Wake (Lincoln, England) were later carved over that, confirming the 1241 crusader reconquest of the city.

Wall plaque, Ascalon, mid-twelfth to mid-thirteenth century. The Arabic inscription commemorates the wall built as defense against crusaders. The arms of Sir Hugh Wake (Lincoln, England) were later carved over that, confirming the 1241 crusader reconquest of the city.

Cite this page as: Gwen Shaw, "Wall plaque, Ascalon," in Smarthistory, December 26, 2015, accessed May 26, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/the-impact-of-the-crusades-4-of-4/screen-shot-2015-12-25-at-11-23-13-pm/.