26/09/2022 · A Byzantine spy overhears Inal’s conversation with Okh. The spy immediately informs Gregor that Inal has been working for Alp Arsalan all along. Yusuf says “Alp Arsalan will probably never return from Baghdad”. He will occupy Vaspurakan with troops from Bukhara. Besasi’s spies try to catch Alp Arsan on the street, but fail.
When Jerusalem fell to the Muslims in 638, Heraclius retrieved the True Cross but did not attempt to retake the city.. Around 1009, the year in which Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah ordered the destruction of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Christians in Jerusalem hid part of the cross and it remained hidden until the city was taken by the European soldiers of the First Crusade.