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The Venetians, too, urged their Egyptian ally to do something. The Sultan needed no persuasion: Egypt was already feeling the pinch. The Egyptian sultan sent a message to his rival, the Ottoman sultan, and the two Muslim powers agreed to cooperate. They concentrated an enormous fleet at Jeddah on the west coast of Arabia and sailed down the Red Sea. The Muslim admiral, Husain Kurdi, headed for Diu, a Muslim port. Almeida's fleet had arrived at Cochin. Hearing that there was a concentration of Muslim ships at Diu, he sent his son, Lorenco, with a few light ships to scout the area.

They were trying to rescue the family Darius had left behind after Issus. Alexander turned and charged to the rear. The Persians were finally routed. The Macedonians pursued the remnants of the Persian army for 35 miles, slaughtering thousands. The fruits of victory Alexander rode into Babylon and proclaimed himself the new Great King of Persia. In Babylon he learned that the Spartans had attacked the troops he left in Greece and that Sparta was now part of his empire. Then he went on campaigning, conquering tribes and cities through Iran and Turkestan and into what is now Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.

Coptic Christian monks from Abyssinia (modern Ethiopia) had visited Portugal. And the Pope had sent envoys to see the Great Khan, some of whose subjects were Christian. Perhaps ships could find a sea route to the land of Prester John. To Iberian Christians, skirmishing with Iberian Muslims, the Crusades were not some long-ago wars. "Here we are always on crusade," a Spanish knight told an English visitor. The Venetians, the Genoese, and the Turks controlled the Mediterranean, but they could never go far into the Atlantic.

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