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German Templars, Haifa and the Nazis

The extraordinary story of a group of Germans who settled in Haifa in Israel called themselves Templars but then became Nazis

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Caperneum – more pics from the hometown of Jesus!

It’s spelt Capharnaum by the authorities in Israel but I always grew up knowing it as Caperneum – choose which you prefer!  But the ruins of the town where Jesus grew up is now preserved behind a wall and includes…

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Nimrod Fortress in the Holy Land

Driving through the Golan Heights in northern Israel I glimpsed a huge fortress up in the hills and asked my local guide what it was. He told me that it was a crusader castle named after the biblical character Nimrod….

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Capurneum – visit to the hometown of Jesus

The Templar Knight blog visited Capurneum – also known as Capharnaum – and discovered the hometown of Jesus later hit by the huge Galilee Earthquake of 749

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Medieval Cluedo: Who murdered the Knights Templar?

Who murdered the Knights Templar and what was the motive? Tony McMahon plays a medieval game of Cluedo to find the answers to this mystery

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Richard the Lionheart – not such a good king!

Richard the Lionheart is often depicted as a heroic figure in contrast to his brother King John but is this just propaganda? Was Richard actually a terrible despot?

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Difference between the Knights Templar and Knights Hospitaller

A description of the Knights Hospitaller – rivals to the Knights Templar

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Season of the Witch – Nicholas Cage and the Templars

Season of the Witch is what you expect with a Nicholas Cage movie – it’s fun and a romp but don’t expect something terribly serious

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The senseless massacre of Jews during the Crusades

Crusades began with the senseless massacre of Jewish people in Europe identified by mobs as being infidels like the Saracens

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Templar massacre at Jacob’s Ford in Syria

Jacob’s Ford was the scene of a huge massacre of the Knights Templar by a furious Saladin humiliated by his earlier defeat at Montgisard

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