They weren't all battles and bloodshed. There was also coexistence, political compromise, trade, scientific exchange—even love.
The U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital—despite a dueling claim from Palestine.
Holy wars. Papal proclamations. Exiles and inquisitions. It was a busy time.
These were special spots for the Brotherhood.
Where they built, fought and prayed.
Kings and popes told them to go home—but they persisted.
Among the adventuresses: a swashbuckling pirate, a medieval crusader and pioneering space traveler.
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.