Knights Templar

Did Hitler’s obsession with the occult lose him the war?

The Nazi war effort relied to an astonishing degree on dowsing, astrology and mysticism, as Eric Kurlander reveals<p>When he came to power Hitler had a dowser scour the Reich Chancellery for cancerous ‘death rays’. Before flying to Scotland Rudolf Hess had his horoscope drawn up by a personal …

European History

Scotland – So far, So Very Good – Photo Essay

So far, our vacation has been spectacular. We started in Glasgow and drove to Edinburgh. I only drove the wrong way once, but immediately rode over …

Scotland

Former Monty Python star's film blamed for monument damage

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Officials in Portugal have ordered an investigation into claims that one of the country's most cherished historic monuments was damaged during the shooting of a film by director and former Monty Python star Terry Gilliam.<p>The General Directorate for Cultural Heritage said …

Monty Python

Portugal: Monty Python Star's Film Blamed for Convent Damage - Bloomberg

Lisbon, Portugal (AP) -- Officials in Portugal said Monday they have ordered an investigation into claims that one of the country's most cherished …

Monty Python

‘Monty Python’ star accused of damaging historic convent

LISBON, Portugal — Officials in Portugal said Monday they have ordered an investigation into claims that one of the country’s most cherished historic …

Monty Python

Mexicans in Acapulco’s Guerrero state form an armed "community police" to fight drug cartels' extortion and violence

Citizens in Mexico’s Guerrero state are so sick of violence in the region, they are taking up arms to protect themselves from drug cartels.<p>Men from …

Mexico

How Hungary Became a Haven for the Alt-Right

The increasingly illiberal European country offers shelter to a growing number of international nationalists.<p>In February 2017, at the state of the nation address, Viktor Orbán, the prime minister of Hungary and the leader of the far-right, anti-immigrant Fidesz party, offered his vision for the …

Racism

6 Things We Learned from the Get Out Blu-ray

Get Out isn’t just a movie, it’s a uniquely celebrated, distinctive experience. It’s one of those rare movies that becomes a cultural talking point, …

Jordan Peele

History Channel’s new Knightfall drama rides into Titan Comics

Image A+E Network/History Channel<p><b>A+E Networks</b> has partnered with <b>Titan Publishing</b> to develop original novels and an eight-part comic book series based …

TV

Medieval Fayre in Blacktown attracts thousands wanting to step back in time

Thousands of fans of medieval history from around the world descend on western Sydney to take a step back in time and experience the dark world of …

History

40 Things We Learned from Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' Commentary

“In many ways, the African American experience is this country’s Frankenstein monster.”<p><b>Jordan Peele</b>‘s feature directorial debut is both one of the …

Jordan Peele

Flash - Mexican court grants vigilante movement figure freedom during trial - France 24

MEXICO CITY (AFP) -<p>A court has ordered the release of a founder of the Mexican vigilante movement that fought against a powerful drug cartel, after nearly three years in prison awaiting trial, judicial authorities said.<p>Jose Manuel Mireles, who rose to become the most famous figure of Michoacan's …

Mexico

How Old is Freemasonry?

The modern incarnation of Freemasonry dates to around 1717, but, was that truly the beginning of the “ancient” and honorable fraternity?<p>The history …

Freemasonry

Medieval Carvings Spark New Templar Theories

From the shadowy Caynton Caves of Shropshire to the numerous claims that the Holy Grail (supposedly spirited away from Jerusalem by the Knights …

Secret of the Holy Grail 'uncovered' after 2,000 years… and it's a GAMECHANGER

According to legend, the Holy Grail chalice was used by Jesus during the Last Supper on the night before his crucifixion – and it has been missing …

Archaeology

LEGEND HAS IT

The fifth book in the Pax Arcana urban fantasy series takes James’ (<i>In Shining Armor</i>, 2016, etc.) cast of characters on a near-catastrophic romp …

Fantasy

An Ohio Mother With No Criminal Record Has Been Deported

Maribel Trujillo-Diaz was deported after a federal court last week denied a last ditch effort to stop her deportation to Mexico.<p>An undocumented mother of four US citizen children with no criminal history was deported Wednesday after numerous attempts and appeals to stop her removal.<p>Last week, the …

Immigration

Top 10 “Who Would Win” Battles That Played Out In Real Life

General Knowledge<p>April 8, 2017<p>Ever wondered whether Japanese Samurai could beat Spanish Conquistadors? Or if the Roman Legion could fight an ancient …

History

MIPTV: 'Knightfall' Producer Jeremy Renner on Making History's Knights Templar Epic

The drama series, starring Tom Cullen, Simon Merrells, Olivia Ross and Sabrina Bartlett, had its world premiere in Cannes Tuesday night.<p><i>Avengers</i> star …

TV

Violence cost Mexico 18% of its GDP last year, report says

MEXICO CITY – Violence cost Mexico the equivalent of 18 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016, a year when the homicide rate rose, the 2017 Mexico Peace Index report said Tuesday.<p>The cost of the violence amounted to 25,000 pesos ($1,335) per person last year, Mexican Institute for the …

Mexico

Drug cartels in Mexico being taken over by ruthless, but charming, women

MEXICO CITY – When the body of Joselyn Niño was discovered hacked to pieces and crammed into an ice cooler on the U.S.-Mexico border in 2015, the ongoing war between the drug cartels’ most secretive and efficient killers took a turn for the worse.<p>Known as “Las Flakas” (Skinny Girls), young Mexican …

Mexico

Found: Golden Coins Hidden in a Crusader Shipwreck

The ship may have been fleeing the Holy Land after the Crusaders’ last stand.<p>The city of Acre sits on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, just north of …

Archaeology

This Cavern Revealed a 700-Year-Old Knights Templar Hideout

Simply put, the Knights Templar were medieval crusaders.<p>Established in 1118, they built a reputation as protectors of religious pilgrims throughout …

Archaeology

Watch: A rabbit hole in a British farmer's field leads to a 700-year-old temple complex

The untouched discovery is apparently linked to the medieval religious order Knights Templar.<p>More than a century after Alice wondered how deep a …

Ancient History

Is This a New Templar Temple?

The photos are unbelievably beautiful: A shadowy, candlelit, underground sanctuary of twisting sandstone walkways, arches and deep chambers, …

Archaeology

Rabbit hole leads to a stunning underground complex with possible links to medieval Knights Templar

Print<p>If you managed to stumble upon this rabbit hole in the ground in the middle of a forest, you would never think anything of it. Located in a …

Down a Rabbit Hole in England, Mysterious Caves Await

This particular find gives Alice a run for her money: the underground caverns are rumored to have been used by the medieval Knights Templar, and were …

Indiana Jones

Rabbit hole leads to '700-year-old Knights Templar' caves

Footage has emerged of an intriguing network of caves found through a rabbit hole that many believe were built by the Knights Templar order 700 years ago.<p>The sanctuary in Shropshire is located under an unassuming set of what appear to be large rabbit holes in a farmer’s field near the town of …

Photographer Finds Secret Underground Cave System Used by Knights Templar

After becoming intrigued by an improbable video online, photographer Michael Scott set out to find a rabbit hole that would lead him to the caves of …

Archaeology

Here's What We Know about the Mysterious Knights Templar Rabbit Holes

© Michael Scott/ Caters News<p><i>F</i>or the amount we talk about going down the rabbit holes here on Messy Nessy Chic, there was no way I wasn’t going to …

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