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Templar hero: Gerard de Ridefort

Templar hero: Gerard de Ridefort – the life story of a Grand Master in Jerusalem

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The most horrific disease at the time of the Knights Templar

The horror of leprosy in the Middle Ages

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Treasure of the Knights Templar

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. Nine knights at the start of the 12th century went…

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Bethlehem – my visit and my photos!

We all know Bethlehem, birth place of Jesus. Clearly to the Templars and crusaders, capturing Bethlehem in 1099 had huge spiritual significance. Like the rest of the Levant, it had been taken by Muslim armies from the control of the…

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Battle of Montgisard – leper king anniversary

A look back at how the Knights Templar delivered a stunning victory at the battle of Montgisard

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