Al-Franj: the Crusaders in the Levant
Culture in the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem
‘Local artisans profited enormously from the workshops set up by Crusaders.’
Local artisans profited enormously both from the workshops set up by Crusaders to enable the renovation and restoration programmes to continue, and by the influx of European artefacts into the Levant. Cultural exchange between the new Frankish inhabitants of the kingdom and its urban and rural Muslim communities continued despite the ongoing warfare.
Column capital

Hegira 6th century / AD 12th century
The British Museum
London, England, United Kingdom
A stone capital originally from the Haram al-Sharif.