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THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
AN INTRIGUING TALE OF TREASURES AND MYSTERY.
WHO WERE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR?
• FORMED IN 1119, INITIALLY A GROUP OF NINE PEOPLE.
• WARRIORS OF GOD.
• OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED B...
WHY KNIGHTS TEMPLAR?
Theory 1
• Christian pilgrims travelling to Jerusalem along the coast of
Mediterranean were under threat.
• Constant threa...
Theory 2
• Knights Templar were appointed to search
for sacred artefacts and monetary treasures.
• They were believed to h...
Holy Grail
• It is the cup used by Jesus at the Last
Supper
• It was used to collect his blood at the crucifixion.
• Sacre...
Decline of the Knights Templar
• Jerusalem was captured in 1307 by Muslim ruler Saladin.
• With this the purpose of the Kn...
Al-Aqsa Mosque
Krak des Chevaliers
Sidon Sea Castle
Tomar, Portugal
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  1. 1. THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR AN INTRIGUING TALE OF TREASURES AND MYSTERY.
  2. 2. WHO WERE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR? • FORMED IN 1119, INITIALLY A GROUP OF NINE PEOPLE. • WARRIORS OF GOD. • OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED BY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AS A MILITARY RELIGIOUS ORDER. • GUESTED AT SOLOMON TEMPLE, TEMPLE MOUNT BY BALDWIN II. • TOOK VOWS OF POVERTY, OBEDIENCE AND CELIBACY.
  3. 3. WHY KNIGHTS TEMPLAR?
  4. 4. Theory 1 • Christian pilgrims travelling to Jerusalem along the coast of Mediterranean were under threat. • Constant threat to Jerusalem from Muslim ruler Saladin.
  5. 5. Theory 2 • Knights Templar were appointed to search for sacred artefacts and monetary treasures. • They were believed to have found the Holy Grail.
  6. 6. Holy Grail • It is the cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper • It was used to collect his blood at the crucifixion. • Sacred bloodline Mary Magdalene gave birth to
  7. 7. Decline of the Knights Templar • Jerusalem was captured in 1307 by Muslim ruler Saladin. • With this the purpose of the Knights Templar was lost as the Christian rule had fallen in Jerusalem. • King Philip IV ordered for the arrest of the Templars on Friday, October 13, 1307. • Friday the 13th is associated with this event. • They were charged for false allegations like homosexuality, practising witchcraft and heinous crimes. • Pope Clement V officially disbanded the Knights Templar in 1312.
  8. 8. Al-Aqsa Mosque
  9. 9. Krak des Chevaliers
  10. 10. Sidon Sea Castle
  11. 11. Tomar, Portugal

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