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Five Templar Hotspots you need to visit!

Five key places mentioned in the Templar novel Quest for the True Cross by Tony McMahon

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From Roman Temple to Christian church

Last month I was in Rome and one theme of my trip was looking at pagan temples of the Roman period that were then converted into Christian churches during the Middle Ages. Here we see how the Temple to Faustina…

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Pantheon in Rome – the great survivor!

I was in Rome last month and saw evidence of pagan temples converted into Christian churches – either being converted for new use or rebuilt using materials from the old temple. One of the most magnificent Roman buildings in Rome…

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The origins of the Knights Templar

The origin of the Knights Templar is shrouded in mystery and as Tony McMahon discovers much of what we think we know comes from their enemies

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Temple church in London

Temple church in London has survived the destruction of the Knights Templar and bombing in the Second World War as Tony McMahon discovers

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How the Nazis damaged a Templar Knight

The Templar church in London suffered a Nazi Luftwaffe bomb attack in the Second World War that damaged the tombs of knights

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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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Last Templar Grand Master executed on March 18th

The year was 1314 and near to the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar was burnt at the stake in front of a huge crowd. After two hundred years of crusading, it…

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Via Dolorosa – what happened before the Crucifixion

Having had his face wiped by Veronica, Jesus then met the faithful women of Jerusalem and fell once more before being taken to the place where he was to be crucified. These last stages are marked on the Via Dolorosa…

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Via Dolorosa – where Veronica met Jesus

Needless to say there is no mention of this incident in the gospels but it pops up in various apocrypha (stuff written long after the gospels or not accepted by the church to be included in the bible) like The…

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