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August, 15

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August, 15, 1231 A.D.:
Jalaladdin Kharazmshah Assassinated


Jalaladdin Kharazmshah was murdered in Diyarbakir by a Kurdish assassin thus putting an end to the Kharazmian Empire. After the raid of Mongols headed by Chengiz Khan in 1220, his father Alaaddin Mohammad was defeated and died on an island in the Caspian sea same year. He fled to India but could not... Read Full Article:


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August, 15, 1551 A.D.:
Vardzia Evacuated


The cave city of Vardzia in southern Georgia was founded by Queen Tamar in 1185. The city was first built to also serve as a protection against Seljuks and Mongols. Consisting of over six thousand apartments in a thirteen story complex, houses were built on top of each other resembling the city of M... Read Full Article:


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August, 15, 1603 A.D.:
Shah Abbas Starts Azerbaijan Campaign


After Iranians secured Greater Khorasan, the Ottomans were on alert because they feared a possible attack from Iran to free occupied Greater Azerbaijan. Spies reported that Ali Pasha, the Ottoman governor of Azerbaijan took off on a mission to suppress uprisings in Salmas on May, 1603. Shah Abbas th... Read Full Article:

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