The Turin Beatus Codex

Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus of Liébana, early 12th century, Spain
Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria di Torino, Sgn I. II. 1

Siege of Jerusalem


A larger image of Jerusalem beseiged


'Defending a castle' in a Mozarabic manuscript from Catalonia written in about 1100. It provides one of the clearest representations of a lu'ab, the smallest form of man powered stone-throwing mangonel, widely used in both Muslim and Christian Spain and in the Middle East. (Biblioteca Nazionale, Turin, inv J. II. 1, ff.189v-190r)
Source: p32, God's Warriors, Knights Templar, Saracens and the Battle for Jerusalem by Helen Nicholson & David Nicolle

This miniature illustrates a siege in which Nebuchadnezzar captured Jerusalem.



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