It was also where the location where Christ was crucified.
They built a siege tower of small pieces of wood and attacked with catapults and other contraptions and daring soldiers laucned stones and arrows from the siege tower. The Saracens within hurled from their slings torches and flaming brands soaked in oil and fat and thus many died upon both sides. By noon the day dedicated to Venus, the walls were breached and taken. Franks and others poured in and pursued the Saracens so that the enemy were driven to take refuge inside the holy places.
Within the Temple of Solomon, 10,000 Saracens were decapitated. Not a soul was spared, neither the women nor children. The squires and poorest soldiers slit the bellies to search for jewels that had been swallowed, then burned the bodies to thus search in the ashes for coins. After the massacre, the Crusaders sacked the homes and took whatever they found there, rich or poor.
During the Third Crusade, King Richard the Lionheart sailed across the sea to defend Jerusalem, besieging the infidels, the battles were bloody, and the city was ultimately lost. Richard was forced to make a long journey home, where he was captured in Austria by King Leopold's forces.
- Zion Gate
- Jaffa Gate
- Street of David
- Temple of Aphrodite
- Dome of the Rock
- Temple of Solomon
- Temple of David
Behind the scenesEdit
In the game what we see is the Old City of Jerusalem. After passing the sourthern Zion Gate (A) guarded by the Mercenaries, Arthur enters the city by the Jaffa gate (H) which leads to the David Street, today known as El-Bazar (marked with the red line).
The yellow circle marks the Dome of the Rock seen in the game. The pink shape is the Church of the Anastasis which is the spot of the former Temple of Aphrodite; the catacombs of the game which connect it to the David Street, supposedly lie below the area marked as Muristan