I remember that I have heard in some lecture about some form of a siege over Nablus that ended up in indiscriminate killings of Muslims in the city. I vaguely remember that the events were said to have taken place in the 11th or the 13th century (?)

I also remember seeing some image of a Fresca that allegedly commemorates the event, and I was told it was painted in some Catholic church in Italy (?)

But, I cannot find any references to any of those matters.

Was it really an event or maybe I simply mix all the things?

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    Could you have confused Nablus and Jerusalem? It's extremely likely that there are or were frescoes in Italy depicting the conquest of Jerusalem during the First Crusade. Jun 15, 2021 at 19:26
  • Very reluctant to close a question with an answer....
    – MCW
    Jun 16, 2021 at 12:25

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After some more web crawling done, I found the event - the battle of Nablus in the 13th century (1242). The fresco depicting the battle is indeed in Italy, in the Templar church of San Bevignate, Perugia.

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