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Buried on History investigates Templar treasure in Portugal

Tony McMahon joins the History channel team on the documentary series Buried to investigate the Knights Templar in Portugal searching for buried treasure

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Five movies that feature the Knights Templar

Tony McMahon looks at five movies that feature the Knights Templar in their plots from 1972 to the present day

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KNIGHTFALL character profile: William De Nogaret

William De Nogaret is a leading character in Knightfall – but who was he in real life?

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Wolfram von Eschenbach links the Templars to the Holy Grail

Were the Knights Templar really the guardians of the Holy Grail?

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The man behind the theory of the Da Vinci Code

Before Dan Brown popularised the idea of the Templars defending the bloodline of Jesus, there was a 1980s bestseller that also promoted this theory. It was called The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail. One of its co-authors was a…

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Winter is coming! But it’s a Templar winter, not a Targaryan one!

Knightfall will be with you soon! Winter is coming – but courtesy of the History Channel, it will be a Templar winter. Forget the dragons and white walkers, give me the Knights Templar any day of the week. Here is…

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Joseph of Arimathea and the Knights Templar

To understand why the Knights Templar based themselves in the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, the mysterious biblical figure of Joseph of Arimathea is worth knowing. He was, according to the Gospel of John, a secret disciple of Jesus –…

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Did the Templars find anything under the Temple of Solomon?

First of all, we need to be sure what we mean by the Temple of Solomon. This was a building on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during the Middle Ages. Under Muslim rule, it was the Al Aqsa mosque and…

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Spain and Portugal – battle between Islam and Christianity

Hard to believe that modern Spain and Portugal were once part of a global caliphate (from 711 CE) – ruled by Muslim emirs. It then became a battleground between Islam and Christianity for eight hundred years. Finally, by 1492, the…

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