TEMPLAR TREASURE TUNNELS
Here is a fascinating news story about Templars, tunnels and treasure, which has been reported in the Hertfordshire Mercury newspaper in England.
People have for centuries been searching in Hertfordshire for the missing treasure believed to have vanished from locations including Temple Dinsley
in Hertfordshire when the Knights Templar were disbanded in 1307:
" ... a significant part of the demise of the English Knights Templar in the 13th Century, took place in Hertfordshire under the orders of King
Edward II." (Page 1)
"Scores of the Templars managed to evade arrest and went into hiding and in doing so, they had to hide most of their wealth which had been ammassed
from their forays in the Holy Land." (Page 3)
(The Templars were also the pioneers of international banking: the bankers of kings and of nations.)
A massive labyrinth of ancient and (until now) secret underground passages, built by the Knights Templar and linked to the Holy grail, has been found
in the historic town of Hertford in South-East England, not far from the site of the major Templar preceptory, of Temple Dinsley. Incredibly, most of
the labyrinth remains hidden along with its secrets. It is possible that parts of the underground network are still in use by the Knights Templar.
Informers claiming links to the original Templars - who are said still to be operational in Hertford - notified the Hertfordshire Mercury newspaper.
The paper was unable to publish all the information because it includes secret underground routes to several bank vaults! (This is all the more
intriguing given the Templars’ historic connections to banking, treasure and secret excavations.)
Temple Dinsley and the surrounding area has been a focus for treasure hunters, including king Edward III, as well as people on their own quest to find
the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant, which many people believe to be in the care of the Templars.
When the Templars dissolved, most of the Order vanished along with their unparalleled hoard of treasure and religious/esoteric knowledge. Many people
believe that the Templars discovered the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail and hid these somewhere in the UK. Until now, many people have sought
to excavate various places, including Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel and various sites in Hertfordshire, to look for these items.
A Royal Commission, set up in 1309, “to inquire touching concealed goods of the Templars in the County of Hertfordshire”, found none of the gold,
treasure or jewels believed to have been hidden by the Templars. Neither did the two men granted a patent to dig for treasure at Temple Dinsley by
Edward III on condition that the Crown took half the spoil. No trace of the treasure, or the Ark of the Covenant, or the Holy Grail has yet been
The Templars and the mysteries surrounding them have gained much publicity in recent times, especially in the wake of several sensational books
including “The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail” and “The Da Vinci Code.”
But until now Hertford has escaped the attention of pilgrims and treasure hunters. Could the treasure, the Grail, the Ark, or all of these, be in
Hertfordshire’s County Town? The Hertfordshire Mercury newspaper thinks it's possible and a growing number of people agree.
Hertford's underground Templar labyrinth could soon provide the first evidence for the popular idea that the Templars, who officially ceased to exist
on Friday 13th October 1307, actually evolved into a secret organisation, operating underground - both metaphorically and literally - in England.
Photographs of two different parts of the tunnel network published in the Mercury prove that at least two tunnels do indeed exist. The leading local
historian questioned by the paper, however, did not know anything about these tunnels. But the historian did know about one tunnel, making three at
least. The historian said that even the one tunnel they knew about was supposed to be secret and may once have been used by Judges. (The British legal
system is based at Temple Bar, at the modern main Templar Temple in Central London, opposite the Royal Courts of Justice.)
This is a fascinating story. It may only be the first taste of a greater story that could have profound repercussions for Judaism and Christianity,
for historians and for treasure hunters throughout the world.
Unfortunately the Mercury do not archive their stories for long. But a copy of this and other related articles will be available at
[edit on 8-10-2004 by John bull 1]