09 July 2005

King David the Builder's fight against 300.000 Seljuk Turks at Didgori

King David the Builder’s army of 40,000 Georgians, 15,000 Kipchak auxiliaries, 500 Alan mercenaries and 300 French Crusaders in a battle against 300.000 Seljuk Turks at August,12 in 1121. Read about this battle at Wikipedia
Even thrilling is the history of the Alans,the forefathers of the Ossetian today.
Did those French Crusaders later settled in the Region of Khevsureti and influenced the strong use of crosses, chain mail, bucklers and swords ?

Khevsurian warriors, ca. 1910

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