This Week in the Ancient Near East

A Crusader Mass Grave at Sidon, or Blunt Force Trauma Makes the Man

February 17, 2022

A mass grave of Crusaders at the Lebanese site of Sidon raises many questions about identity, mobility, and warfare in the 13th century. But it fits right in with our understanding of human cruelty, what with the beheadings and all, so at least there’s that.