700-year-old cave carvings with links to Knights Templar at risk as worms eat walls | UK news | The Observer

  Mysterious carvings inside a hidden cavern linked to the Knights Templar are in danger of disappearing before their riddle is solved. Having survived more than 700 years, the religious decorations in the ancient cave at Royston, Hertfordshire, are under attack from an infestation of worms eating the chalk walls behind them. The beehive-shaped chamber…

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Lost Graffiti of the Templars | FBI | Fortean Times

  MARKS OF THE MASONS In 1097, the first crusader armies arrived at Constantinople. After taking Nicæa from the Seljuk Sultanate, they marched through Anatolia on their way to Jeru­salem. A guide sent from the principality of Armenian Cilicia to the east led Baldwin of Boulogne to the mountains of the Taurus, then to the…

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‘Templar crucifixion nail’ a fantasy, says Madeiran archaeologist

  … Photo by nzgabriel via Flickr/Creative Commons Archaeologist Élvio Sousa of the Center for the Study of Modern and Contemporary Archeology (CEAM) on the Portuguese island of Madeira has released a statement calling the alleged discovery there of three Templar skeletons and a ‘crucifixion nail’ dating from the Roman era "a fantasy." CEAM conducted…

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Nail from Christ’s crucifixion found? – Telegraph

  Photo: GREG GRUNDY The four-inch long nail is thought to be one of thousands used in crucifixions across the Roman empire. Archaeologists believe it dates from either the first or second century AD. The nail was found last summer in a decorated box in a fort on the tiny isle of Ilheu de Pontinha,…

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Author says Robin Hood was Knights Templar

  According to legend he’s annoyed the sheriff, sneaked into St Mary’s Church and maybe even propped up the bar at the Olde Trip. Now an author and historian tells ERIK PETERSEN about his research into the possible real life behind the Robin Hood story IT can be safely assumed that, if Robin Hood really…

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Cross riddle at Shugborough leads to new Grail quest

THE ancestral home to the Earl of Lichfield has once again whetted the appetite of Holy Grail scholars by unveiling an enigmatic artefact. A small newspaper cross, found tucked into the roof of the mansion at Shugborough Hall in the early 1990s, has never been on display. But its shape – that of a Cross…

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Shroud of Turin Knights Templar

April 5 – The shroud of Turin, the 14-foot-long linen cloth that many people believe was placed on Jesus Christ at the time of his burial, was hidden and secretly venerated by medieval knights for more than 100 years, the Vatican announced Sunday, according to a story published by Britains Times Online. The Knights Templar,…

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New novel advances Templar legend – Westford, MA – Westford Eagle

    Scottish knights roamed Westford 100 years before Columbus and the evidence is carved in stone, so say the believers of the Westford Knight legend. Novelist David Brody not only agrees but also suggests in his new historical novel that the adventurers were not merely swords for hire but were members of the elite…

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