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Why do the figures on the crusader´s tombs have crossed legs? I´ve found out that: “Sometimes the figure on the tomb of a knight has his legs crossed at the ankles, this meant that the knight went on one crusade. If the legs are crossed at the knees, he went twice; if at the thighs he went three times. ” —Ditchfield: Our Villages, 1889.

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Crusaders assaulting Jerusalem

Hood trammel (no size given) shown with and Iron Cauldron, and a dish Iron. Zaozere, Ladoga (St Petersburg), Russia / 10th c. CE Viking to Crusader / Rosedahl & Wilson page 304 / number 292.

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