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How the Templars became the Order of Christ in Portugal

How the Knights Templar survived in Portugal by changing their name

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Is there a Muslim inscription on the Throne of Saint Peter?

On the back of the throne of Saint Peter in the Vatican there appears to be a Muslim inscription that has been kept secret

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Templar crop circle in the village of Temple Balsall in England

Some mysterious crop circles turned up in Temple Balsall where the Templars once had a preceptory

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Al-Karak – crusader jewel in Jordan

The castle of Al-Karak in Jordan – الكرك – الأردن  – was visited by my good self in 2013. It is one of the great crusader forts still standing in the region. Unfortunately, three years after my visit, ISIS terrorists…

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The Crusaders in Egypt

From the middle of the twelfth century AD, the crusaders began looking at Egypt as the territory they had to annex if their venture was to have any chance of success. I say “Egypt” but of course the nation that…

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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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Templars and Saracens – explained by Playmobil

Well – if you’re trying to explain the crusades to your kids, why not get the Playmobil figures? I did. Hours of fun. I think one of these is a Templar, the chap with a black cross could be a…

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Martin Moniz – Portuguese crusader hero – an interview with him…

Martim Moniz was a Portuguese crusader who fought with the first king of Portugal – Dom Afonso Henriques – when he conquered what was then the Islamic city of Al-Usbuna which would subsequently become the Christian capital of Portugal…Lisbon. Many…

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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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The Holy Sepulchre – sacred to the Knights Templar

Why is the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem so sacred to Christians and what was its inspiration for the Knights Templar? That was what I set out to discover on a visit to the holy city a few…

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