Monday, April 06, 2009

So the Knights Templar dunnit

Here's an interesting story suggesting that the Knights Templar, a militant order eventually banned for heresy by the Vatican (and the subject of all kinds of conspiratorial speculations to this day) his the Shroud of Turin, the linen cloth that supposedly wrapped Jesus' body after the crucifixion and does seem to bear the image of a much-wounded body, for more than a century after the crusades, from about 1204 (sack of Constantinople) to the middle of the 14th century.

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