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The Templars and Islam – friends or enemies?

When the Knights Templar were put on trial – they were accused of being too close to the Saracens. It was inferred that they were essentially in league with Islam. Though this may seem crazy, there is evidence that the…

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Where did all the Templar treasure disappear to?

There are accounts that the Knights Templar became pirates to hide their treasure and steal yet more

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Templars digging under the Temple of Solomon!

Go to Jerusalem today and you’ll see the remains of the Second Temple – largely built by King Herod. That’s the king who allegedly massacred all the baby children in his realm on hearing that the Messiah had been born….

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Five Templar Hotspots you need to visit!

Five key places mentioned in the Templar novel Quest for the True Cross by Tony McMahon

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The origins of the Knights Templar

The origin of the Knights Templar is shrouded in mystery and as Tony McMahon discovers much of what we think we know comes from their enemies

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The Madaba map of Byzantine Jerusalem

The 6th century AD Madaba Map gives an exclusive view of Byzantine Jerusalem in thousands of tiles that make up an amazing mosaic

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Mistaken statue of Saladin at Templar Kerak castle

At the Templar castle of Kerak in Jordan is a carved image that was once believed to be Saladin but actually is a thousand years older

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Good Friday at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

Good Friday 2012 found Tony McMahon in the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem watching as Easter pilgrims came into worship where Jesus was crucified

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The Knights Templar massacre in Cyprus

The Knights Templar had an unhappy time trying to rule Cyprus faced with a revolt they had to crush with a massacre of the local population

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Last Templar Grand Master executed on March 18th

The year was 1314 and near to the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar was burnt at the stake in front of a huge crowd. After two hundred years of crusading, it…

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