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Constantinople – at the time of the Crusades

The sack of Constantinople by crusaders during the Fourth Crusade in 1204 was a battle of Christian against Christian

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The Madaba map of Byzantine Jerusalem

The 6th century AD Madaba Map gives an exclusive view of Byzantine Jerusalem in thousands of tiles that make up an amazing mosaic

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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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Crusaders storm the Temple of Artemis at Jerash

The Temple of Artemis at Jerash became a Saracen fortress and was stormed by a crusader army including Knights Templar who hid wealth there

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Easter – ten pointless facts

One pointless fact after another about Easter in a top ten of Tony McMahon’s Easter Pointless Facts on the Knight Templar blog

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The Knights Templar massacre in Cyprus

The Knights Templar had an unhappy time trying to rule Cyprus faced with a revolt they had to crush with a massacre of the local population

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The Donation of Constantine – a medieval forgery

The Donation of Constantine was a medieval forgery claiming that the Roman emperor Constantine had handed over Rome to the total control of the pope

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Horrific medieval medical treatments!

Medieval medicine appears very strange to people today. Disease was associated with sin and wrongdoing as Tony McMahon discovers

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Templars and sodomy – were the knights really gay?

The Templars are often accused of being gay or more particularly sodomites but this may have been a propaganda slur

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The Bloodline of Jesus and the Knights Templar

It’s been argued repeatedly that the Knights Templar were set up to defend the Bloodline of Jesus but Tony McMahon sets out to uncover the truth

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