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@mikenov: RT @MilHistNow: On this day in 1258, the Mongols capture Baghdad. The invaders slaughter 90,000 inhabitants and destroy the city’s Grand Li…


On this day in 1258, the Mongols capture Baghdad. The invaders slaughter 90,000 inhabitants and destroy the city’s Grand Library. According to legend, the Tigris runs both red from blood and black from the ink of the books thrown into the water. pic.twitter.com/48IPTZTw6K

— Military History Now (@MilHistNow) February 10, 2024