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History podcasts on the way – lockdown relief!

Tony McMahon will shortly begin broadcasting a new series of history podcasts covering all kinds of weird and wonderful subjects

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Where was the crucifixion of Jesus?

So – where was Jesus really crucified? An Easter mystery!

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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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The Forgotten Templar Crusade – Spain and Portugal

The Knights Templar were involved in a bitter seven centuries long crusade in Spain and Portugal between Christian and Muslim kingdoms

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Roman statues reused in the medieval period

On the blog, I’ve shown you examples of Roman buildings reused in the medieval period – in Rome and York for example. But Roman statues were also refashioned. Sometimes in rather peculiar ways. Medieval statue in Venice is Roman stuff…

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Reusing Roman buildings during the Templar period

Medieval walls were often built on top of earlier Roman fortifications as can be seen in York

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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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The biblical city of Gadara in Jordan

The Templar Knight blog has just visited the biblical city of Gadara – part of the Decapolis – and now known as Um Qais to see its Roman ruins

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