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Knights Templar – your Google search terms reviewed!

The most popular Google search terms used when seeking information on the Knights Templar

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Sacred statues without hair and clothes

I was in Lisbon in August of this year and made an interesting discovery… This year, I was walking up a steep hill in Lisbon to visit the medieval cathedral. This austere fortress-like edifice was built after the city was…

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Ten accusations made against the Knights Templar

In 1307, the Knights Templar were rounded up, imprisoned and tortured under secret orders issued by the King of France. The trials of top Templars would last for years and lead to many being burnt at the stake including the…

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The Templars and Islam – friends or enemies?

Five years ago I posted on this blog about a medieval Arab chronicler who visited a “Frankish” (crusader owned) house in Jerusalem only to find that pork had been banished and the cooks were serving up delicious eastern food. He…

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What exactly were the Templars accused of?

Philip the Fair issued orders to arrest every Templar knight but what exactly were the charges and why did he take such action?

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The birthplace of John the Baptist

Today I visited the birthplace of John the Baptist as part of my journey to Israel. The Franciscan monastery at Ein Karem – a village now swallowed up by Jerusalem – is a nineteenth century construction sitting on top of…

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Did the Templars acquire the head of Baphomet during the Siege of Constantinople?

Did the Templars find the head of Baphomet in Constantinople and if they did, what exactly is Baphomet?

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Sun worship and other pagan influences on the Templars

The pagan influences on the Knights Templar including sun worship

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Top Ten Martyred Saints!

The top ten martyred saints – many of whom were revered by the Knights Templar

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What did the grotesque demon Abraxas have to do with the Knights Templar?

The strange connection between the demon Abraxas and the Knights Templar

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