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THE CRUSADER KINGDOMS

Year
Date
Event                                                                                                                                                             
33 AD                 
Passover      
Jesus of Nazareth crucified in Jerusalem; start of Christian veneration of the sites of his crucifixion and burial in Jerusalem.
70

Destruction of the Second Jewish Temple
135-136

Expulsion of the Jewish and Christian population from Jerusalem; Jerusalem renamed Aelia Capitolina and paganized; a temple to Venus is built on the site of the crucifixion and resurrection.
326
 
Empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, finds what is believed to be the tomb of Christ.
335

Construction of a great basilica to mark the site of Christ’s tomb begins. This church is henceforth known as the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
613

Muhammed begins teaching his new religion in Mecca on the Arabian Penninsula.
614

A Persian army besieges Jerusalem; city falls after 21 days. Slaughter of 26,500 Christians, enslavement of ca. 35,000 more. Church of the Holy Sepulcher utterly destroyed.
629


632
June

634-644


637-638


649


655


656-661


678


688


698


711-713


713


717


732
Oct. 10

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Chronology of the Crusader States