TIL that the city of Isfahan immediately surrendered to the turco-Mongol conqueror Timur and was treated with mercy. The city then killed Timur’s tax collector and his soldiers. He ordered the massacre of over 100,000 of the cities citizens and built dozens of piles out of their heads as revenge.

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