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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 – where Moses died – and possible location of the Ark of the Covenant

My visit to Mount Nebo in 2013 where Moses reputedly died and the Ark of the Covenant is buried

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Mysterious tunnels under Templar castle

Kerak is the crusader castle in modern day Jordan from which the notoriously cruel crusader Raynald of Chatillon used to throw people off the battlements. A great limestone hulk built on a ridge and protected by steep valleys, it’s riddled…

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Jerash – an amazing ancient city in ruins

I have just returned from a ten day visit to Jordan – a country with an amazing history sandwiched between Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Over the next few blog posts, I’m going to share the incredible…

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Me in Petra last week – more on Petra to come!

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Castle built by Saladin – a picture gallery

A visit to Ajlun castle – built by the nephew of Saladin

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Were bombs used in the Crusades?

I have just returned from a ten day visit to Jordan – a country with an amazing history sandwiched between Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Over the next few blog posts, I’m going to share the incredible…

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More from the biblical city of Gadara – modern Um Qais

I have just returned from a ten day visit to Jordan – a country with an amazing history sandwiched between Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Over the next few blog posts, I’m going to share the incredible…

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Al-Karak – crusader jewel in Jordan

The castle of Al-Karak in Jordan – الكرك – الأردن  – was visited by my good self in 2013. It is one of the great crusader forts still standing in the region. Unfortunately, three years after my visit, ISIS terrorists…

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