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Castles with hidden Templar treasure

templar castle treasure

Tony McMahon investigates some Templar castles where the knights’ treasure may indeed be buried such as Tomar and Montsegur

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Sintra – location of a secret Templar well

In the wooded landscape of Sintra in Portugal is an alleged Templar well used for initiation ceremonies as Tony McMahon discovers

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Mogadouro – a Templar stronghold in northern Portugal

A visit to the Templar castle in Mogadouro in north east Portugal

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Mistaken statue of Saladin at Templar Kerak castle

At the Templar castle of Kerak in Jordan is a carved image that was once believed to be Saladin but actually is a thousand years older

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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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Knight roasted to death in his armour

Pity Sir Edmund Springhouse who was roasted in his own armour while fighting the French – a typical horror of medieval warfare

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Last French king imprisoned in Templar fortress

The Paris Temple ended up being the final prison for King Louis XVI before he was executed – an act often construed as the last vengeance of the Knights Templar

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