Still others got to Marseilles, but whether they crossed to the Holy Land or what their end was is uncertain.” The author ends the account on a grim note, “One thing is sure: that of the many thousands who rose up, only very few returned.” More recent versions of the story have suggested that there were actually two separate groups of children involved in this Crusade.

Between the 11 centuries, seven major Crusades were launched by Christians in Europe against Muslims that were in control of the Holy Land.

In addition to these major military campaigns to the East, the Latin Roman Catholic Church also sanctioned numerous minor Crusades against her enemies.

With that, most of the crusaders returned to Germany, though many of them would die on the way.

A few determined youngsters boarded ships intended for the Holy Land, and then disappeared completely from history.

A mysterious ancient tomb with “unusual and rare” wall paintings has been discovered in Egypt.

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