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Templar HQ and the mysterious fire

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem was once the platform on which the great Temple of the Jewish people had stood – destroyed or severely damaged in turn by pharaohs from Egypt, Assyrians, Babylonians, Greek and finally by the Romans. Recognising…

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Who invented the crib of Jesus and nativity scene?

My Irish grandmother used to usher myself and my sister into her room at Christmas to show off her nativity set. There was the crib of Jesus centre stage, Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, three kings and a couple of…

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The Turcopole – a Templar’s best friend?

A Turcopole was a lightly armed auxiliary recruited in the east by the Knights Templar to supplement their fighting ability in the Crusades

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Were the Crusades based on medieval Fake News?

Medieval fake news may have started two hundred years of Crusades with a forged letter from the Byzantine emperor to the Christian west begging for help

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The Crusade in Egypt – land of the Pyramids

Egypt was as much a target for Crusader and Knight Templar activity as other parts of the Middle East as Tony McMahon discovers

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The True Cross – most venerated relic for the Templars

The True Cross is said to be the very cross upon which Jesus Christ was crucified. Splinters of it have turned up down the centuries. It was said to have been discovered, along with the crosses of the two thieves…

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Templars’ Lost Treasure – on National Geographic

What 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 that…

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King Solomon’s Ring and its magical powers

My favorite programme Legend Quest went in search of King Solomon’s Ring this week – fronted as ever by the hyper-active Ashley Cowie, self-styled ‘archaeological explorer’. Off he went to find this biblical ring that can give its owner superhuman…

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Getting to grips with Knight Templar terminology!

Templar terminology can be very confusing so Tony McMahon helps you to understand what words like senschal and preceptory mean

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Interview with the Grand Master – The Grand Commandery of Knights Templar

I’ve been asked by many of you – where are today’s Knights Templar? Well, here is an interview with Sir Mark Borrington – Grand Master of The Grand Commandery of Knights Templar and he explains the organisation and the work…

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