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Skeleton of a Cistercian abbot discovered in England

Archaeologists have just discovered the skeleton of a Cistercian abbot from the Middle Ages! The Templars have been described as the military wing of the Cistercians – they were after all mentored and guided in the early years by that…

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Holy Sepulchre witnesses fights between Christians

The Holy Sepulchre church in Jerusalem is the site of the crucifixion and entombment of Jesus Christ – but it’s also been the scene of bitter in-fighting between different denominations of Christians. Holy Sepulchre – where Christians fight You would…

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The cult of Santa Muerte claims some victims

A growing number of people in Mexico are turning to the worship of Saint Death – a figure who appears to be a combination of Catholic imagery with pre-Columbian beliefs. This blending of religious beliefs is called ‘syncretism’ and is…

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Nimrod Fortress in the Holy Land

Driving through the Golan Heights in northern Israel I glimpsed a huge fortress up in the hills and asked my local guide what it was. He told me that it was a crusader castle named after the biblical character Nimrod….

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Temple Mount – HQ of the Knights Templar

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem was once the site of the Jewish Temple but it was also the HQ for the Knights Templar

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Trip to Israel – more on historical Jaffa

Jaffa is now part of what is called Tel Aviv-Yafo in modern day Israel. A city with a long and historic past, it changed hands in ancient times between ancient Egyptians, conquering Greeks and of course the Romans. From the…

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Journey to Jaffa – key city in the Crusades

Jaffa was a port in the Holy Land of key strategic importance in the Crusades though now reduced to a suburb of Tel Aviv in modern Israel

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Vatican secret archives on display

I hadn’t planned on a holiday to Rome this year until I found out that the Vatican has given unprecedent access to some of its vast secret archive at the Capitoline Museum in Rome. Included in this will be a…

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Roman helmets found at Knights Templar lair

A bizarre turn in the story of the gang in Mexico which unfortunately called itself the Knights Templar – or Caballeros Templarios.  Mexican police have just raided one of their safehouses and discovered one hundred and twenty Roman helmets –…

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TV adverts with medieval themes

Who would have thought that medieval themes could sell stuff? But there are plenty of adverts that have drawn on the medieval period when the Templars were around to shift merchandise. Here are some of them! This Serbian ad requires…

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