The original Knights Templar were a Christian military order during the Crusades, and were feared by many. These knights were famous among people living in the Middle Ages, but disbanded in the 1300s after King Philip IV of France arrested them for heresy. Many were burned alive and their deaths were shocking - so much so their legacies lived far beyond the two centuries they fought for Christianity.
Since then, the Knights Templar have taken on an entirely different meaning - one shrouded in mystery, evil, and even treasure. Who are the Knights Templar? What did the Knights Templar do? These mercenaries fought in many wars for their religion and birthed a movement of secret societies, conspiracy theories, and religious artifacts seemingly lost to time.
Their Execution Was To Cover Up Information About The Blood Line Of Christ
The Knights Cursed King Phillip And The French MonarchyPhoto: Bibliotheque Nationale de France / Wikimedia Commons
They Discovered Treasure And Knowledge While Digging Beneath Temple Mount
They Found America Before ColumbusPhoto: Wikimedia Commons
They Kept Their Secrets - Including The Holy Grail - In Rosslyn Chapel
Their Treasure Is Buried On Oak IslandPhoto: McCully Nova Scotia Archives / Wikimedia Commons