June 07, 2004

Mountains of the Old Man

Those interested in the Assassins -- the heretical branch of the Isma'ili sect that feature in various books ranging from histories of the Crusades to Bernard Lewis to Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum -- might enjoy this photo essay on the sites of some of the mountain fortresses occupied by the sect, from the Institute of Ismaili Studies.

Posted by Ideofact at June 7, 2004 11:54 PM