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CATEGORY: Knights Templar
The Knights Templar Rulebook Included No Pointy Shoes and No Kissing Mom
December 15, 2017

Their code of conduct was designed to keep the warrior-knights humble, chaste and—most of all—obedient. Read More

Why Muslims See the Crusades So Differently from Christians
December 10, 2017

They weren't all battles and bloodshed. There was also coexistence, political compromise, trade, scientific exchange—even love. Read More

Step Into the Vatican’s Secret Archives
December 6, 2017

The archives’ treasures are the stuff of legend—but their existence is absolutely real. Read More

Medieval Times: Top Templar-Related Moments
December 6, 2017

Holy wars. Papal proclamations. Exiles and inquisitions. It was a busy time. Read More

Map: Top Templar Sites in Western Europe
November 27, 2017

These were special spots for the Brotherhood. Read More

Knights Templar Hot Spots in the Holy Land
November 22, 2017

Where they built, fought and prayed. Read More

Why Friday the 13th Spelled Doom for the Knights Templar
October 13, 2017

The much-feared day was the beginning of the end for the powerful warriors. Read More

What Fuels Our Fascination With the Knights Templar?
July 18, 2017

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Medieval Carvings Spark More Templar Theories
April 27, 2017

A cave in a small English town is getting renewed attention. Read More

Crusader Shipwreck Tells a Golden Knights’ Tale
March 17, 2017

A sunken ship and its cargo discovered in Israel’s Bay of Haifa appears to provide evidence of a dramatic escape attempt during the fall of the Crusader city of Acre in 1291. Read More