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  • Langdon had lectured often enough on the Knights Templar to know that almost everyone on earth had heard of them, at least abstractedly.
  • More commonly known as the Knights Templar.
  • As the Vatican closed in, the Priory smuggled their documents from a Paris preceptory by night onto Templar ships in La Rochelle.
  • Granted, the arms of the Templar cross were slightly flared at the ends, but they were still of equal length.
  • The idea of protection of pilgrims was the guise under which the Templars ran their mission.
  • For academics, the Templars’ history was a precarious world where fact, lore, and misinformation had become so intertwined that extracting a pristine truth was almost impossible.
  • A forgotten Templar church in this neighborhood?
  • The Grail was believed to be somewhere in England, buried in a hidden chamber beneath one of the many Templar churches, where it had been hidden since at least 1500.
  • You’re saying the Knights Templar were founded by the Priory of Sion to retrieve a collection of secret documents? I thought the Templars were created to protect the Holy Land.
  • The Knights Templar were obliterated? I thought fraternities of Templars still exist today?
  • The documents gave the Knights Templar so much power because the pages revealed the true nature of the Grail.
  • The equal-armed cruciform was symbolic of balance and harmony but also of the Knights Templar.
  • Everyone had seen the paintings of Knights Templar wearing white tunics emblazoned with red equal-armed crosses.
  • And these four chests of documents were the treasure that the Knights Templar found under Solomon’s Temple?
  • The Knights Templar were obliterated? I thought fraternities of Templars still exist today?
  • Beneath the cross were the words: DEPOSITORY BANK OF ZURICH Langdon was thankful not to have shared his Templar church hopes with Sophie.
  • Nowadays, Langdon hesitated even to mention the Knights Templar while lecturing because it invariably led to a barrage of convoluted inquiries into assorted conspiracy theories.
  • The Templars’ potent treasure trove of documents, which had apparently been their source of power, was Clement’s true objective, but it slipped through his fingers.
  • You’re saying the Knights Templar were founded by the Priory of Sion to retrieve a collection of secret documents? I thought the Templars were created to protect the Holy Land.
  • With their new carte blanche from the Vatican, the Knights Templar expanded at a staggering rate, both in numbers and political force, amassing vast estates in over a dozen countries.
  • The documents had long since been entrusted to the Templars’ shadowy architects, the Priory of Sion, whose veil of secrecy had kept them safely out of range of the Vatican’s onslaught.
  • Earlier, while telling Sophie about the Knights Templar, Langdon had realized that this key, in addition to having the Priory seal embossed on it, possessed a more subtle tie to the Priory of Sion.
  • Working in concert with France’s King Philippe IV, the Pope devised an ingeniously planned sting operation to quash the Templars and seize their treasure, thus taking control of the secrets held over the Vatican.
  • "The same man," Langdon said, "who ordered the Knights Templar to recover the Sangreal documents from beneath Solomon’s Temple and thus provide the Merovingians proof of their hereditary ties to Jesus Christ."
  • Clement’s letter claimed that God had visited him in a vision and warned him that the Knights Templar were heretics guilty of devil worship, homosexuality, defiling the cross, sodomy, and other blasphemous behavior.
  • Sophie quickly outlined what Langdon had explained earlier—the Priory of Sion, the Knights Templar, the Sangreal documents, and the Holy Grail, which many claimed was not a cup… but rather something far more powerful.
  • "Leigh," Langdon said, turning, "during the Inquisition, the Church accused the Knights Templar of all kinds of heresies, right?"
  • Consider the dynamic between the Church and the Knights Templar.
  • The church built in London by the Priory’s military arm—the Knights Templar themselves!
  • "The Knights Templar were warriors," Teabing reminded, the sound of his aluminum crutches echoing in this reverberant space.
  • Volumes had been written about the ties between the Masons and the Knights Templar, the Priory of Sion, and the Holy Grail.
  • "The password," Sophie said, "appears to have something to do with the Templars."
  • ’A headstone praised by Templars is the key.’
  • We must find this headstone praised by Templars.
  • This headstone praised by Templars.
  • A headstone praised by Templars is the key.
  • A headstone praised by Templars.
  • A headstone praised by Templars.
  • Specifically, the Church accused the Templars of secretly performing rituals in which they prayed to a carved stone head… the pagan god—
  • My heavens, Robert, you’re right! A headstone praised by Templars!
  • The Templars honored Baphomet by encircling a stone replica of his head and chanting prayers.
  • The Pope used the head of Baphomet as the linchpin in his case against the Templars.
  • A headstone praised by Templars.
  • "Okay," Sophie said, "but if Baphomet is the headstone praised by Templars, then we have a new dilemma."
  • The Templars ignored the traditional Christian cruciform layout and built a perfectly circular church in honor of the sun.
  • The Templars invented the concept of modern banking.
  • This church was built by Templars, the military arm of the Priory.
  • Sophie sensed from the grim look on Langdon’s face that finding the Templar headstone would be no small feat.
  • The Templar headstone—I figured it out.
  • Langdon thought of the notorious Templar round-up in 1307—unlucky Friday the thirteenth—when Pope Clement killed and interred hundreds of Knights Templar.
  • Langdon thought of the notorious Templar round-up in 1307—unlucky Friday the thirteenth—when Pope Clement killed and interred hundreds of Knights Templar.
  • Langdon quickly gave Sophie the standard academic sketch of the accepted Knights Templar history, explaining how the Knights were in the Holy Land during the Second Crusade and told King Baldwin II that they were there to protect Christian pilgrims on the roadways.
  • Built by the Knights Templar in 1446, the chapel is engraved with a mind-boggling array of symbols from the Jewish, Christian, Egyptian, Masonic, and pagan traditions.
  • The Knights Templar had been master stonemasons, erecting Templar churches all over Europe, but Rosslyn was considered their most sublime labor of love and veneration.
  • The Knights Templar had been master stonemasons, erecting Templar churches all over Europe, but Rosslyn was considered their most sublime labor of love and veneration.
  • Langdon had to admit, there existed an intriguing symmetry in the idea of the Templars building a modern Grail repository that echoed the Grail’s original hiding place.
  • It’s possible the poem is referencing a gravestone the Templars praised at the tomb of Magdalene, but that doesn’t help us much because we have no idea where her tomb is.
  • An ancient word of wisdom frees this scroll… and helps us keep her scatter’d family whole… a headstone praised by templars is the key… and atbash will reveal the truth to thee.
  • For European nobility, traveling with gold was perilous, so the Templars allowed nobles to deposit gold in their nearest Temple Church and then draw it from any other Temple Church across Europe.
  • Every surface in the chapel had been carved with symbols—Christian cruciforms, Jewish stars, Masonic seals, Templar crosses, cornucopias, pyramids, astrological signs, plants, vegetables, pentacles, and roses.
  • Langdon had already explained to her about the Templars’ powerful historic ties to the modern Masonic secret societies, whose primary degrees—Apprentice Freemason, Fellowcraft Freemason, and Master Mason—harked back to early Templar days.
  • Langdon had already explained to her about the Templars’ powerful historic ties to the modern Masonic secret societies, whose primary degrees—Apprentice Freemason, Fellowcraft Freemason, and Master Mason—harked back to early Templar days.
  • Sophie tilted her head and scanned the list of titles: THE TEMPLAR REVELATION: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ THE WOMAN WITH THE ALABASTER JAR: Mary Magdalene and the Holy Grail THE GODDESS IN THE GOSPELS Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine "Here is perhaps the best-known tome," Teabing said, pulling a tattered hardcover from the stack and handing it to her.
  • Once the epicenter of all Templar/Priory activities in the United Kingdom, the Temple Church had been so named in honor of Solomon’s Temple, from which the Knights Templar had extracted their own title, as well as the Sangreal documents that gave them all their influence in Rome.
  • Once the epicenter of all Templar/Priory activities in the United Kingdom, the Temple Church had been so named in honor of Solomon’s Temple, from which the Knights Templar had extracted their own title, as well as the Sangreal documents that gave them all their influence in Rome.
  • Nobody was certain whether the Knights had blackmailed the Vatican or whether the Church simply tried to buy the Knights’ silence, but Pope Innocent II immediately issued an unprecedented papal bull that afforded the Knights Templar limitless power and declared them "a law unto themselves"—an autonomous army independent of all interference from kings and prelates, both religious and political.
  • The Knights Templar had designed Rosslyn Chapel as an exact architectural blueprint of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem—complete with a west wall, a narrow rectangular sanctuary, and a subterranean vault like the Holy of Holies, in which the original nine knights had first unearthed their priceless treasure.
  • "This poem," Teabing gushed, "references not only the Grail, but the Knights Templar and the scattered family of Mary Magdalene!
  • "Leigh," Langdon said, "you’re the Templar specialist.
  • "You know," Teabing whispered to Sophie, "the Holy Grail is said to once have been stored in this church overnight while the Templars moved it from one hiding place to another.

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  • The Knights Templar were the first significant international bankers.
  • The secret ceremonies of the Knights Templar made it easy to accuse them of devil worship.

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