After a siege lasting almost a month the Rashidun Arabs under Khalid ibn al-Walid capture Damascus from the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire). Continue reading “AD 634 – Siege of Damascus”
Excavations at a Mayan ruins of Xunantunich in Western Belize have led to the discovery of the largest Mayan tomb in the region in a century. Continue reading “Mayan Tomb discovered in Belize, largest in a Century”
Archaeologists believe that they have identified one of the Norse ‘Thing’ sites on the island Bute.
3 May – Constantine III born Heraclius Novus Constantinus a future Byzantine Emperor was born on this day in 612 A.D.
The Battle of the Trench was a 27 – day long siege of Yathrib (now Medina) by Arab and Jewish tribes. The strength of the confederate armies is estimated around 10,000 men with six hundred horses and some camels, while the Medinan defenders numbered 3,000. The battle coincided with harsh winter weather of January/February 627. Continue reading “627 – Battle of the Trench”
The Farewell Sermon (Khuṭbatu l-Wadāʿ), also known as Muhammad’s Final Sermon or The Last Sermon, was delivered by the Islamic prophet, Muhammad on this day in 632 in the Uranah valley of Mount Arafat, during the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj. Continue reading “632 – The Farewell Sermon of the Islamic prophet Muhammad”