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Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
The Templars are an interesting subject. I,like you, am kind of bored of some of the books out about them. However,I think that most likely any treasure that they had hidden has probably been conviscated by the "church" and probably is in the Vatican library.
"Bulk" of the templar treasure was never recovered by the church as it was known that when the papal bull was opened and the templar were rounded up they were unable to find any treasure of real significance.
Originally posted by forestlady
I'm saying, where did the Templars get their initial money to do their banking and therefore make a fortune?
It could be, but that's not what I'm talking about. I'm saying, where did the Templars get their initial money to do their banking and therefore make a fortune?
Perhaps the Templar treasure doesn't consist of diamonds and gold, but something altogether different. What if "treasure" is symbolic of knowledge?
Originally posted by Cug
To be a Knight you had to be a noble or in other words rich. You also had to take a vow of poverty, and give everything of value to the order. That's where they got the money.
The Church apparently confiscated much of their treasure, never to be seen again.
Instead of guessing where the treasure is why not try and decipher the message they left? Does anyone happened to know where i might find pictures of the message left on chinon castle?
Originally posted by estar
Maybe it was alchemy secrets, black ritual items?