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Knights Templar. Source: Deivison / Adobe Stock.

In the Shadows of History: Uncovering the Knights Templar (Video)


Deep within the annals of history lies the enigmatic group known as the Knights Templar. Originating in 1119, their primary objective was to protect Christian pilgrims embarking on perilous journeys to the Holy Land. However, their influence extended far beyond their original mission. Speculation abounds that the Templars played a pivotal role in engineering the rise and fall of empires across the globe.

Intriguingly, there are those who believe that during the American Revolution, the founding fathers received assistance from a group connected to the Templars, the granddaddy of secret societies. To explore this theory, one must venture into the depths of Bagras Castle, an imposing stronghold nestled in Turkey and associated with the Templars. Strategically positioned, this castle provided both a lookout to detect enemy advances and a means of covert communication using torch signals, evoking the famous ride of Paul Revere.

Moreover, the castle's intricate network of tunnels, designed for surprise attacks and ambushes, draws parallels to military fortresses employed by the Continental Army. Navigating these concealed passageways reveals the echoes of Templar warfare and its potential impact on pivotal moments in history, including the American Revolution.

Top image: Knights Templar. Source: Deivison / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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