03.09.

1260: Muslims Defeat Mongols in the Battle of Ain Jalut in Galilee

1260: Muslims Defeat Mongols in the Battle of Ain Jalut in Galilee
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  • Historical event:
  • 3 September 1260
  • Ain Jalut is located ten kilometers from Nazareth. The famous Mount Tabor is located in its vicinity, as well as the Jordan River, and the Sea of Galilee.

The famous Battle of Ain Jalut took place in Galilee on this day in 1260, when the Muslims defeated the Mongols.

Some consider this battle something akin to a historical breakthrough, because it was the first time in history that the Mongol invasion was permanently stopped.

Ain Jalut is located in Galilee, the region where Jesus Christ spent his childhood and youth. It lies ten kilometers from Nazareth. The famous Mount Tabor, the Jordan River, and the Sea of Galilee are located in its vicinity.

The warriors of the Mameluk Sultanate opposed the Mongol invaders near Ain Jalut. The seat of the Mamelukes was in Egypt, but they also ruled large part of Palestine, Syria and Arabia at the time.

If the Mongols hadn’t been stopped in Galilee, they would have probably continued towards Africa. Previously, they had conquered large parts of Asia and Europe.

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