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A mythological creature of extraordinary resilience. A unicorn falls asleep on the lap of the Virgin Mary in Domenichino’s The Virgin and the Unicorn, painted in 1605, which hangs in the Palazzo Farnese in Rome. In Christian thought, the unicorn represents the incarnation of Christ, a symbol of purity and grace that could be captured only […]

The slave-warriors of medieval Islam overthrew their masters, defeated the Mongols and the Crusaders and established a dynasty that lasted 300 years. The Mamluks ruled Egypt and Syria from 1250 until 1517, when their line was quenched by the Ottomans. In any case, Mamluks had first showed up in the Abbasid caliphate in the ninth […]