Knights Templar Stories

Knights Templar Stories

Discover the history behind these mysterious medieval warriors.

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Knights Templar

The Knights Templar was a large organization of devout Christians during the medieval era who carried out an important mission: to protect European travelers visiting sites in the Holy Land while also carrying out military operations. A wealthy, powerful and mysterious order ...read more

Video: Dan Jones On Templar History

Video: Dan Jones On Templar History

Historian Dan Jones breaks down the lives and legacy of the famed Templar Knights in this 7-part digital series.

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Is This a New Templar Temple?

The photos are unbelievably beautiful: A shadowy, candlelit, underground sanctuary of twisting sandstone walkways, arches and deep chambers, improbably accessed via rabbit holes on an English farm in Shropshire. These are the locally famous Caynton Caves.They were sealed up by ...read more

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Medieval Carvings Spark More Templar Theories

From the shadowy Caynton Caves of Shropshire to the numerous claims that the Holy Grail (supposedly spirited away from Jerusalem by the Knights Templar during the Crusades) has been found, there’s been no shortage of Templar “discoveries” these days. The latest news regards a ...read more

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Is the Quest for the Holy Grail Over?

In their newly published book “Los Reyes del Grial” (“The Kings of the Grail”), medieval history lecturer Margarita Torres and art historian José Miguel Ortega del Rio claim the Holy Grail rests inside the Basilica of San Isidoro in the northern Spanish city of León. The ...read more

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Step Into the Vatican’s Secret Archives

Fifty-three miles of shelving. Thirty-five thousand volumes of catalogue. Twelve centuries worth of documents. Housed in one of the most iconic bastions of religion and culture ever, the Vatican’s Secret Archives are the stuff of historical legend—but their existence is ...read more

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You Too Can Live in a Knights Templar Castle

The Knights Templar may have been monastic warriors known as the “Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ,” but you probably wouldn’t know it from the real estate they left behind. The imposing manor houses, castles and fortresses they constructed in the 12th and 13th centuries could host ...read more