The fortress of Yamama

The fortress of Yamama

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Caption: The fortress of Yamama Majja ibn Murara the Musaylimite with the women dressed as men on the roof of the fortress of Yamama. He was trying to deceive Khalid ibn Walid (who is shown below) into thinking that the fortress was well guarded. Image taken from Javami' al-hikayat. Originally published in 1438-1439.

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Keywords: castle, complex, female, females, fort, fortress, historical, history, javami al-hikayat, military buildings, military complex, persian, woman, women

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