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Did the Knights Templar discover the Copper Scroll?

A mysterious Copper Scroll was found in Jordan by archaeologists in the 1950s. The two thousand year old artefact seemed to detail the location of treasure hidden at different locations by a mysterious Jewish cult called the Essenes. But it’s…

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Terrorists endanger Templar sites

The news that Karak castle in Jordan had been attacked by members of the so-called Islamic State is horrifying and shocking. Much worse that a Canadian tourist, Linda Vatcher, was killed in the skirmish along with members of the Jordanian…

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Mount Nebo – Moses and the Ark of the Covenant

Mount Nebo was said to be where the Ark of the Covenant was concealed and where Moses died after nearly reaching the Promised Land

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Mysterious Templar tunnels under Kerak castle

Kerak castle in Jordan was home to Reynald of Chatillon and underneath its honeycombed with Templar tunnels that are a feature of many Templar sites

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Jerash – an amazing ancient city in ruins

The ancient Roman city of Jerash never stopped changing through the Byzantine and crusader period though it declined economically and because of earthquakes

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Me in Petra last week – ancient glory of Jordan!

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Ajlun Castle – fortress built by Saladin

Ajlun Castle – sometimes spelt Ajloun – was built by the nephew of Saladin to protect the route into Damascus from crusader invaders

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Were bombs used in the Crusades?

Templar expert Tony McMahon on a visit to a medieval castle in Jordan found evidence that bombs were used in the medieval Crusades

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A Roman high street in ancient Gadara

Gadara is a biblical city that was part of the Decapolis and where Jesus cured two people. It has black basalt Roman remains that are distinctive.

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The biblical city of Gadara in Jordan

The Templar Knight blog has just visited the biblical city of Gadara – part of the Decapolis – and now known as Um Qais to see its Roman ruins

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