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Were the Templars the first bankers in world history?

It’s often claimed that the Knights Templar were the first bankers or financiers so Tony McMahon investigates whether this is actually true

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Did the Knights Templar discover the Copper Scroll?

A mysterious Copper Scroll was found in Jordan by archaeologists in the 1950s. The two thousand year old artefact seemed to detail the location of treasure hidden at different locations by a mysterious Jewish cult called the Essenes. But it’s…

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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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Where did all the Templar treasure disappear to?

It’s vexed many down the ages. The Templars were warriors, monks and medieval bankers. They ran a financial system through their preceptories that spanned Europe and funded their crusades in the Holy Land and Al-Andalus (modern Spain and Portugal). Kings…

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Why were the Templars arrested, tortured and executed?

There are a huge number of theories as to why the Knights Templar were crushed and some are shared by Tony McMahon on the Knights Templar blog

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