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First Knights Templar Discovered
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-10-2006

Posted on 04/17/2006 2:34:31 PM PDT by blam

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To: MARTIAL MONK

Why? I found it served very little purpose and life was much better after ti was gone!!! :-)


151 posted on 11/24/2007 8:34:11 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Illegal Immigration, a Clear and Present Danger.)
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To: cookcounty
Isn’t the “big” mystery supposedly Ren le Chateau?
152 posted on 11/24/2007 8:35:54 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Illegal Immigration, a Clear and Present Danger.)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
sarcophagi

Sarcophagus... My sister pronounced it sarco-fag-us for many a year. It gave me great pleasure to withhold correction. Every time the word is mentioned (which isn't often), it causes me to giggle... Thanks for the memories!

153 posted on 11/24/2007 9:12:33 AM PST by roamer_1 (Vote for HuFrudMcRomsonbee -Turn red states purple in 08!)
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To: Strategerist

Umberto Eco is as prolific as Stephen King with about ten times the vocabulary.


154 posted on 11/24/2007 9:18:43 AM PST by RightWhale (anti-razors are pro-life)
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To: Meadow Muffin
Do a Google search for the thread title and you'll find some other stuff on it. Here's one:

Click Here

155 posted on 11/24/2007 9:38:16 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: MHGinTN
There's also Temple Church in London, off the beaten path of Fleet Street. I went to visit it in August but it was undergoing renovations and access was closed. I did get a few pictures of the outside. It's the same church that was featured in The Da Vinci Code. Here's the link with a virtual tour of the inside:

Click Here

156 posted on 11/24/2007 9:44:54 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: restornu

Thanks for the link.


157 posted on 11/24/2007 9:46:13 AM PST by Cvengr (Every believer is a grenade. Arrogance is the grenade pin. Pull the pin and fragment your life.)
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To: Trajan88

Is it an easier read than Gravity’s Rainbow?


158 posted on 11/24/2007 9:47:46 AM PST by Cvengr (Every believer is a grenade. Arrogance is the grenade pin. Pull the pin and fragment your life.)
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To: mnehrling

Thank you. Exactly my first thought. Why tie a verifiable historical find to a fictional novel? There seems almost a pathological desire to make the absurd Da Vinci Code historical.


159 posted on 11/24/2007 9:52:58 AM PST by Chaguito
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To: rvoitier

Thanks!


160 posted on 11/24/2007 10:15:35 AM PST by norton (deep down inside you know that Fred is your second choice)
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To: blam

161 posted on 11/24/2007 10:25:32 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: true_blue_texican
"I lost my house, one night. Then I sobered up."

Was your wife worked up? Was she holding a frying pan?

162 posted on 11/24/2007 10:31:44 AM PST by BobS (I><P>)
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To: xroadie

Steven Howarth’s ‘The Knights Templar’ is pretty good as well.


163 posted on 11/24/2007 10:34:11 AM PST by norton (deep down inside you know that Fred is your second choice)
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To: blam
One of the coolest places we have ever been was near the city of Puy in central France. It was the Chateau de Busseole and was reputed to have been a gathering place for the knights going to the crusades. It wasn’t very big and sat on top of one of those pointy hills. I could have moved right in but it was probably haunted.
164 posted on 11/24/2007 10:46:40 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Jimmy Valentine

Not to hijack this thread since you mentioned Scotland. I visited Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness once. It’s a preservation area. Nobody knows who built it. Was it built by one of the old Clans? That fiord has good fish in it and is a fine swimming hole. After hanging your clothes on the berry bushes and climb over some rocks. The air and water temp is the same there. I proved that Nessie isn’t interested in biting pee-pees off.


165 posted on 11/24/2007 10:53:41 AM PST by BobS (I><P>)
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To: Ditter
"I could have moved right in but it was probably haunted. "

Why not? When you plan to go somewhere, at least study where you are when you get there. I was in a haunted place in Toledo, Spain and in Edinborough, Scotland. Spirits are there and have very limited influence on the physical plane. Just go in, check it out and leave. You just feel cold. And don't make the ghosts mad.

166 posted on 11/24/2007 11:34:53 AM PST by BobS (I><P>)
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To: BobS

Had a friend that went there. Said the monster ice cream was good ; )


167 posted on 11/24/2007 11:36:00 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

That must be the place about 3 miles down the road where they sell tourist stuff. They must have expanded. If somebody got smart, they would open a fish and chips restaurant there. And buy the trawler with the nets that runs around collecting fish. Loch Ness is a very huge and deep lake. Larger than Lake Mead in Nevada.


168 posted on 11/24/2007 12:12:51 PM PST by BobS (I><P>)
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To: blam
"This discovery is the equivalent of the Holy Grail to archaeologists and historians...."

Sour grapes from a bunch of old farts still bitter that Indiana Jones found the Grail before they could.

169 posted on 11/24/2007 12:22:47 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (I'm not a Hyphenated-Americican; I'm a Gringo-Chinafromexistanian.)
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To: Dog Gone
How does one misplace a castle for a few centuries? I guess they didn't have Amber Alerts back then.

Always put GPS chips in your castles; you never know where they may wander off to otherwise.

Mr. Spells and the Wandering Castle (Enchanted Lands)
(Hardcover)
by Enid Blyton (Author)


or, maybe...


170 posted on 11/24/2007 12:33:43 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (I'm not a Hyphenated-Americican; I'm a Gringo-Chinafromexistanian.)
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To: BobS
We were driving from Paris to the south of France and just happened to see something about this near by castle when we stopped for gas. That is the way we like to travel, just finding our own way and discovering things along the way. We finally found the castle and the caretaker spoke no English, he did give us a printed history of the place. It was built in the 11th century I think and furnished with antiques from the middle ages. Nothing was mentioned about being haunted I was just speculating.

We have stayed in hotels and asked for the haunted room several times, once we actually had a strange experience.

171 posted on 11/24/2007 12:57:32 PM PST by Ditter
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To: sphinx
The guy who hands out the free commuter paper at my Metro stop tells me from time to time about the 33 1/3 degree Masons.

They are headquartered in Newer York City.

172 posted on 11/24/2007 2:58:03 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (I'm not a Hyphenated-Americican; I'm a Gringo-Chinafromexistanian.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
We have had historical fiction as a genre forever. ... Too many people no longer can tell the difference between "accurate history" and fiction...

You mean there is chance that this isn't a true story?

I'd be shattered!

173 posted on 11/24/2007 3:20:17 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (I'm not a Hyphenated-Americican; I'm a Gringo-Chinafromexistanian.)
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To: Ditter
Your preferred way to travel is by car there? I prefer First Class overnight sleeper trains through those little countries. Get a map and plan that. It's worth it. Britrail too. Do 1st Class on the Sealink ships. Those are very big ships that they call ferries in Holland.

Just kiss a nice Spanish woman on the Med before catching the train at Alicante. End up kissing another nice one in Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Have fun!

174 posted on 11/25/2007 12:02:34 AM PST by BobS (I><P>)
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To: mnehrling
I had a co-worker who could only relate to foreign affairs by compare/contrast it to a Simpson’s episode. Drove me nuts!
175 posted on 11/25/2007 12:10:14 AM PST by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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To: BobS

We traveled by train in Europe once and we saw nothing! The train was either in a ditch , behind a wall or a hedge. Nope, rent a car, get a map and see the country, stay at small hotels in small towns and you meet people. Ask those people where to eat and what to see and you have an adventure not just a guide book experience.


176 posted on 11/25/2007 5:17:50 AM PST by Ditter
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To: ZULU
Which motion picture?

"The Da Vinci Code" (release date: 19 May 2006).

177 posted on 11/26/2007 12:26:46 PM PST by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: newgeezer

ACHHHHH!!!

The Da Vinci Code is pure fiction.

The Knights Templar were real - Christians on the cutting edge of the Islamic menace.


178 posted on 11/26/2007 12:35:23 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: ZULU
ACHHHHH!!!

The Da Vinci Code is pure fiction. The Knights Templar were real

Of course. I certainly didn't post anything to imply otherwise.

- Christians on the cutting edge of the Islamic menace.

I suppose that depends on your viewpoint. ;O)

179 posted on 11/26/2007 1:07:48 PM PST by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: Ditter
"We traveled by train in Europe once and we saw nothing! The train was either in a ditch , behind a wall or a hedge. Nope, rent a car, get a map and see the country, stay at small hotels in small towns and you meet people."

You are 1/4 right. What you have to do is first get a map of Europe. Then plan where you want to go. All those cities from south to north and back. This is done in advance, not off the cuff. It takes planning. As to how much time you wish to spend in each city or country. Then create a schedule. Then find the train schedule from point-to-point. And the ferry schedules too, depending upon which countries you want to travel between and from where. Then you can get on the net now and reserve hotels or bed-and breakfasts for your arrival times in all those places you choose.

You have limited time in each place like this, so you use it the best. And you have a chance to meet people that live away from big cities and see how they are doing. They will enjoy your interest to talk and meet.

I had the pleasure of seeing everything between Alicante, Spain and Dunvegan, Scotland and come back in a month. Just nice people. And we travelled through 9 countries. Fast. No aircraft. And not much rest.

And First Classe trains and ferries because we planned it months before doing it! Try it:)

180 posted on 11/27/2007 8:37:39 PM PST by BobS (I><P>)
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