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Ertugrul actor gets in touch with the blog!

The actor Ismail Kargi contacted me to share his experience of appearing in the Netflix epic series Resurrection: Ertugrul and shared some images

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Resurrection: Ertugrul – medieval epic TV from Turkey

Resurrection: Ertugrul is a hugely successful medieval historical TV drama series on Netflix where the Knights Templar are the bad guys

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Constantinople – glorious Byzantine capital!

A visit to Istanbul – once called Constantinople and capital of the Byzantine Empire

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Medieval divide between Muslims and Christians

The boundary between the medieval Muslim and Christian worlds was very fluid and certain individuals had no difficulty moving from one world to the other

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Temple Mount – HQ of the Knights Templar

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem was once the site of the Jewish Temple but it was also the HQ for the Knights Templar

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Trip to Israel – more on historical Jaffa

Jaffa is now part of what is called Tel Aviv-Yafo in modern day Israel. A city with a long and historic past, it changed hands in ancient times between ancient Egyptians, conquering Greeks and of course the Romans. From the…

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Journey to Jaffa – key city in the Crusades

Jaffa was a port in the Holy Land of key strategic importance in the Crusades though now reduced to a suburb of Tel Aviv in modern Israel

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