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Laser scans reveal Templar secrets under the city of Acre

A team from National Geographic led by Dr Albert Lin has uncovered a series of tunnels under the modern Israeli city of Akko – known as Acre 800 years ago – that were built by the Knights Templar. MUST WATCH:…

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The Battle for Acre – disaster for the Knights Templar

In 2012, I visited the ancient town of Acre in modern Israel (now called Akko). It’s still dominated by the castle built by the Knights Templar and underneath this might medieval construction is a secret tunnel – its purpose still…

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Where did a Templar go to the toilet?

There’s some widely held misconceptions about how filthy people were in the Middle Ages. A common view is that nobody washed and worse still…defecated or urinated wherever they wanted. The truth is actually surprisingly different. At the castle of Acre…

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