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Terrorists endanger Templar sites

The news that Karak castle in Jordan had been attacked by members of the so-called Islamic State is horrifying and shocking. Much worse that a Canadian tourist, Linda Vatcher, was killed in the skirmish along with members of the Jordanian…

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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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Save human civilisation from ISIS thuggery

ISIS or Daesh has perpetrated appalling crimes against both humanity and our historical legacy destroying priceless antiquities

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Knights Templar – separating fact from fiction!

Ten things you never knew about the Knights Templar such as running a slave trade and inventing offshore banking

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Ajlun Castle – fortress built by Saladin

Ajlun Castle – sometimes spelt Ajloun – was built by the nephew of Saladin to protect the route into Damascus from crusader invaders

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Were bombs used in the Crusades?

Templar expert Tony McMahon on a visit to a medieval castle in Jordan found evidence that bombs were used in the medieval Crusades

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A Roman high street in ancient Gadara

Gadara is a biblical city that was part of the Decapolis and where Jesus cured two people. It has black basalt Roman remains that are distinctive.

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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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The Turcopole – a Templar’s best friend?

A Turcopole was a lightly armed auxiliary recruited in the east by the Knights Templar to supplement their fighting ability in the Crusades

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The ancient souk of Aleppo in Syria is destroyed

Gosh – what can one say? The horror being faced by the people of Syria is stomach churning and to add to their misery, the very buildings that have given them both pleasure and a livelihood from tourists are being…

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