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Caliph executed by starvation, told to “eat (his) treasure”

February 20, 1258 Baghdad, Iraq Caliph Al-Musta'sim Billah is executed by invading Mongolian forces According to The Travels of Marco Polo, Al-Musta'sim was locked in his treasure room without food or water, sentenced to die by dehydration or starvation. As he was imprisoned, Mongolian leader Hulagu Khan (grandson of Genghis Khan) reportedly said “eat of… Continue reading Caliph executed by starvation, told to “eat (his) treasure”