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Winter is coming! But it’s a Templar winter, not a Targaryan one!

Knightfall will be with you soon! Winter is coming – but courtesy of the History Channel, it will be a Templar winter. Forget the dragons and white walkers, give me the Knights Templar any day of the week. Here is…

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Tomar – filming with the History Channel on a Templar quest

I have just returned from a very Templar themed holiday in Portugal! SPOILER FREE! I’m not going to give away one tiny morsel of the thrilling documentary on the Templars that the History Channel is planning to accompany its Templar…

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Tomar – mysterious city of the Knights Templar

I’ve been filming with the History Channel in Tomar, a town in central Portugal that was once a stronghold of the Knights Templar. I’ve written about this magical place before but having gone back again this year, I just need…

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Templar treasure hidden at Gisors in France?

One of the greatest mysteries relating to the Knights Templar is whether the order discovered some form of treasure in Jerusalem that would offer an explanation for their fabulous wealth. And was that treasure hidden, as has been alleged, at…

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Did the Templars find anything under the Temple of Solomon?

First of all, we need to be sure what we mean by the Temple of Solomon. Let’s have a quick re-cap on what happened to the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem: King Solomon builds the first Temple The Babylonians invade and…

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Spain and Portugal – battle between Islam and Christianity

Hard to believe that modern Spain and Portugal were once part of a global caliphate (from 711 CE) – ruled by Muslim emirs. It then became a battleground between Islam and Christianity for eight hundred years. Finally, by 1492, the…

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Ten things you never knew about the Knights Templar

Ten things you never knew about the Knights Templar such as running a slave trade and inventing offshore banking

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Mount Nebo – where Moses died – and possible location of the Ark of the Covenant

My visit to Mount Nebo in 2013 where Moses reputedly died and the Ark of the Covenant is buried

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Templars’ Lost Treasure – on National Geographic

  What has happened to the treasure of the Templars? When French soldiers went to arrest the knights at the massive Temple in Paris in 1307 – they found no treasure. Legend has it that some Templars fled to England…

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Did the Knights Templar take the Ark of the Covenant from Ethiopia?

Among many theories about the location of the Ark of the Covenant, one of the most intriguing is that it ended up in Ethiopia. There are several different theories about how the Ark got to this eastern African country including…

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