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|Knights Templars of Jerusalem||Updated March 2016|
Hugh de Payens from
a 14th century book.
Note the way of holding & shape of the scepter and the
Cross on top of it !
9 Knights of the Templar
order, were all French noblemen.
Among them Hugh de Payens, the founder of the order and the Count
first traveled to Jerusalem at about 1119 AD and took residence on the
site of the original Temple that once King Solomon have build.
January 1128 AD the most significant event in that at the synod of
Troyes Saint Bernard of Clairvaux won
the official recognition of the Church.
The templars built extensively in Jerusalem where they continued to maintain their headquarters on the Temple Mount until the Holy city was captured by the Muslim general Saladin (S'Alah el Din) in 1187.
A German monk named Theoderic made pilgrimage to Jerusalem at about 1174, as an eyewitness he reported that all buildings within the precincts of the Dome of the Rock were built and still in the posession of the knight templars. His account of of the Temple mount and other buildings was in breathless tone: He had clearly regarded the knight templars architectural skills as most supernaturally advanced and he had been impressed by the soaring roofs and arches that they had built ! To see details about the Churches interior, look at Churches
|Engraved in the granite wall of Golgotha Church in Lalibela Ethiopia, is a Church figure similar to the one on the left... Note the scepter and the shape of the Cross on top!|
An other engraved figure in the granite
Golgotha Church holding a similar scepter, note the shape of the
Cross on top !
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