Caliph Al-Musta’sim of Baghdad ruled till the Mongol invasion of the Abbasid domain. By February of 1258, the Mongols, led by Hulagu Khan, sacked Baghdad and captured Al-Musta’sim alive. TheMongols feared to execute the Caliph by beheading, due to a superstition that spilling royal blood would bring bad luck. Instead, they rolled Al-Musta’sim up in a rug and had him repeated trampled by horses until he died. The process took around fifteen minutes before the Caliph finally died.
The Hallein Cowl is a pattern from the forthcoming collection A Love Like Salt: North, which will be released digitally on June 10th, 2017.
As seen in the May 1945 edition of Life Magazine, this map shows 9,000,000 foreign displaced persons in Germany, who they are, where they were when liberated by Allied forces and where they wanted to return to.
Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, a Great-Depression era gangster and notorious bank robber, endeared himself to the public by destroying mortgage papers at the banks he robbed, freeing many from their debts. Genius.