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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?

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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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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Templars, Indiana Jones and Petra

As you will recall from the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade the Nazi baddy is asked by an ancient Templar knight in the closing scene to choose what he believes is the Holy Grail in order to have…

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Who was Jacques de Molay – last Templar Grand Master?

Everybody knows that Friday the 13th is unlucky because it was the day that Jacques de Molay and the last Knights Templar were rounded up and imprisoned by King Philip of France. De Molay would eventually be burnt to death…

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Burial place of Templar Grand Masters

This is a Templar jewel – something everybody should visit. It’s the burial place of the Templar grand masters of Portugal – a church in the town of Tomar built in the very century that the order was formed by…

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Templars’ Lost Treasure – on National Geographic

What has happened to the treasure of the Templars? Gisors – clues to lost Templar treasure? When French soldiers went to arrest the knights at the massive Temple in Paris in 1307 – they found no treasure. Legend has it…

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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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The Battle for Acre – disaster for the Knights Templar

In 2012, I visited the ancient town of Acre in modern Israel (now called Akko). It’s still dominated by the castle built by the Knights Templar and underneath this might medieval construction is a secret tunnel – its purpose still…

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British Museum takes apart model of the Holy Sepulchre

OK….I’ve given you a mountain of information and images about the Holy Sepulchre having just been to Jerusalem and I hope you’ve enjoyed it. Today I went to the British Museum and they are displaying a model of the church…

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