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The Knights Templars


The first headquarters of the Knights Templar, on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Crusaders called
it the Temple of Solomon and from this location derived their name of Templar.

Battle of the Horns of Hattin in 1187, the turning point in the Crusades






Templars being burned at the stake.

Convent of Christ Castle in Tomar, Portugal. Built in 1160 as a stronghold for the Knights Templar, it became the headquarters of the renamed Order of Christ. In 1983, it was named a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site.



Templar chapel from the 12th century in Metz, France. Once part of the Templar commandery of Metz, the oldest Templar institution of the Holy Roman Empire.



Templar building at Saint Martin des Champs, France


Temple Church, London. As the chapel of the New Temple in London, it was the location for Templar initiation ceremonies. In modern times it is the parish church of the Middle and Inner Temples, two of the Inns of Court, and a popular tourist attraction.



One of the many reported flags of the Knights Templar

Representation of a Knight Templa



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