The Templar Knight

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Templars, Indiana Jones and Petra

As you will recall from the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade the Nazi baddy is asked by an ancient Templar knight in the closing scene to choose what he believes is the Holy Grail in order to have…

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The mistaken statue of Saladin in a Templar castle

At Kerak castle, built by crusaders in the 12th century, there is a block of stone in the walls depicting a very muscular figure. For centuries, it was believed to be Saladin – scourge of the Templars and crusaders and…

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

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