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Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

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A New Crusade – How the mysterious, millennium-old, stateless Order of Malta outlived its contemporaries and established a place in the modern Middle East.

  • Agency: Atlas Obscura
  • Language: ENGLISH
  • Date: 01/10/2019

In a dimly lit room in northern Lebanon, a metal twin bed frame sat pushed against a window. Ghadire Abdelrahman, propped up by a heap of pillows, was silhouetted by the sun outside. The 26-year-old’s leg lay painfully stretched off the bed, a swollen foot wrapped tight in bandages. Next to the road outside, a blue sign indicated “Syrian borders” with an arrow. The nearest border checkpoint was a 10-minute drive away. “At least you don’t hear bombing,” she said.

mysterious millennium old stateless order of malta outlived its contemporaries established a place in the modern middle east

Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

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