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San Gimignano – Templar church or not?

I have been travelling round Italy and will be sharing some amazing videos and images from that incredible country in the next few posts. To begin with, here is a church in the medieval town of San Gimignano that claims…

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Why the crusaders stormed a Roman temple

It was the height of the crusades in the 12th century AD and the Atabeg (Saracen ruler) of Damascus spotted a building that was ideal to convert into a fortress – the remains of a Roman temple to the goddess…

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Omne Datum Optimum – the turning point for the Templars

Omne Datum Optimum (Latin for “Every Perfect Gift”) was a Papal Bull that gave full legitimacy to the Knights Templar? So, why was this pronouncement from the Pope so significant to the knights? Omne Datum Optimum – a big turning…

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