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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?

It is recounted in the Bible that a great Temple was built by the Jews in Jerusalem under a king called Solomon and it stood until its destruction by the Babylonian empire – when it invaded in the sixth century…

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Catherine of Siena – a very odd medieval saint

I was in Italy in August and September this year and visited many medieval sites – in the next few blog posts, I’ll give you some highlights In late August, I went to Siena – a gorgeous medieval city in…

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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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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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How the Holy Grail may have ended up in America

There are many theories that promote the notion that the Knights Templar and then the Freemasons spirited the Holy Grail out of the Holy Land up to Scotland and on to America. Ashley Cowie has broadcast his views on this…

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

An odd tale from the medieval period… A Yuletide feast at the court of King Arthur is interrupted by a strange figure who enters on horseback.  He has a green beard, green robes and is riding a green horse.  He…

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The mysterious origins of the Knights Templar

The origins of the Knights Templar are wrapped in mystery. Were they set up by the Priory of Sion or Rex Deus or just a security force protecting pilgrims?

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Descendants of Christ meet Roman emperor

The Knights Templars were allegedly established to protect the descendants of Christ who reputedly met Roman emperors to plead for protection

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What is the Pentagram symbol doing in Templar churches?

In some Templar churches – most notably in Portugal – you can see the pentagram symbol but what does it mean?

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