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Following author Tobias Wabbel’s research and investigation throughout Europe, this book solves the mystery of the treasure of the Knights Templar. The most up-to-date archeological and historical information is discussed, from the history of the Knights Templar and the history of the Israelites and the Ark of the Covenant, to medieval literature and Gothic cathedral architecture. Disproving common theories—the Knights Templar never guarded the pilgrimage ways in Palestine, there is no Priory of Sion, there is no bloodline from Jesus to the present day, and there is no authentic Shroud of Turin—the book also proves the existence of the sacred Ark of the Covenant, also known as the treasure of the Knights Templar, which is still hidden in France. Wabbel researched iconography in the architecture of cathedrals and chapels, and found more evidence in texts and inscriptions that led to his theory on the location of the Templar treasure. Both a travel guide to the secrets of the treasure of the Knights Templar and a fascinating read, this book will shake commonly held beliefs on this interconnected history and renew the interest in it.A fact-based treasure hunt through time… The year 1120 A.D.: Hugues de Payns and eight other men of French high nobility gather in Jerusalem. Their pretense: Guarding the pilgrimage routes after the conquest of Jerusalem by the crusaders. Their real mission: Digging and searching beneath the Temple Mount for a mysterious object. When they return to France in 1128, they own the most dangerous artifact in European Christendom. Suddenly, the Order of the Knights Templar — as they now call themselves — becomes incredibly wealthy. Suddenly, huge Gothic cathedrals rise from the soil of Northern France — and with them a secret architectural code left by the Knights Templar that up to the present day marks the way to the hiding-place of the most important archeological relic in human history. Following author Tobias Daniel Wabbel’s research and investigation throughout Europe, this book finally solves the mystery of the legendary treasure of the Knights Templar. Both a travel guide to the secrets of the treasure of the Knights Templar and an enthralling tale, The Templar Treasure will shake commonly held beliefs in this interconnected history and renew interest in it.