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Balian of Ibelin surrendering the city of Jerusalem to Saladin, from Les Passages faits Outremer par les Fran├žais contre les Turcs et autres Sarrasins et Maures outremarins, c. 1490

The Siege of Jerusalem took place from September 20 to October 2, 1187. It was part of the war called the Third Crusade.

Balian of Ibelin defended Jerusalem against the armies of Saladin.

A fictionalized version of the siege (attack) is seen in the movie Kingdom of Heaven, directed by Ridley Scott.

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