WHERE IS THE TEMPLAR TREASURE HIDDEN?
The greatest mysteries of history unveiled
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - ENIGMAS
The Knights Templar’s mission was to reclaim Jerusalem. They were quickly recognized by the Pope who granted them many privileges as a reward for their efforts. But the fall of the Temple order is the subject of a historical controversy: did the French king Philippe the Fair allegedly appropriated the gold of the Knights Templar?
Indeed, the latter possessed immense wealth and a formidable military machine in Europe. For many monarchs, the Knights Templar were a threat. In 1312, the Pope declared the dissolution of the order. But for what reasons? Did the church and Philip the Fair take possession of their treasure?