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Purchase of Christian captives from the Barbary States

Monks paying to pirates to buy and free Christian captives. This is a 17th Century illustration and the author is unknown. It was used a cover image on Wolfgang Kaiser's "Le Commerce des Captifs"

During the 17th century, Barbary pirates and English pirates were in a collaboration against Catholic shipping around Mediterranean.

Monks paying to pirates to buy Christian slaves

First FA Cup Winner Team - First FA Cup Final Winners


FA Cup is one of the most popular football competitions in the world. And the first final was played on 16 March 1872 at Kennington Oval in London, between Wanderers and Royal Engineers. There were 2,000 football fans around the pitch to watch the game live. Wanderers won the match 1 - 0. The winning Wanderers team received the trophy at a special reception at the Pall Mall Restaurant.
This is the only photograph of The Royal Engineers pictured in 1872. Back: Merriman, Ord, Marindin, Addison, Mitchell; Front: Hoskyns, Renny-Tailyour, Creswell, Goodwyn, Barker, Rich.

First FA Cup Final Winner and Teams

The Hedjaz Railway Map - Hejaz Train Line From Damascus to Medina


Arabic Map of Hejaz Railway that ran from Damascus to Medina, through the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia, with a branch line to Haifa . Hedjaz Train Line was a part of the Ottoman railway network and was built to extend the line from the Istanbul beyond Damascus to the holy city of Mecca.

Opened in 1908
Track length: 1,320 km (820 mi)

Hejaz Railway Line From Damascus to Medina
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