The legendary “Knights Templar” Order was first established in 1118 CE by nine French knights, who founded the chivalric and religious Order of the Temple of Solomon. This Templar Order, famously comprised of its unique brand of spiritual “warrior monks”, was named after the Temple of Solomon, from which the Order recovered and restored its own Templar Priesthood, being the most ancient Priesthood as continued by the Biblical King Solomon. The prominent British Barrister and authoritative historian, Charles G. Addison, documented that the Templar Order was founded when “nine noble knights formed a holy brotherhood in arms, and entered into a solemn pact”, inspired by “the religious and military fervour of the day, and animated by the sacredness of the cause to which they had devoted their swords.”

The initial motivation of the first Templars to obtain access to the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem traces further back to the Saxon Cistercian Abbot of Citeaux, Stephen Harding, known to be a friend and mentor of Bernard de Clairvaux. As explained by French historians, the Abbot pursued a “sudden interest” in translating Old Testament texts, because they revealed that a hidden treasure lay buried beneath the Temple Mount. This is why the lay patron of the Cistercians, Count Hugh of Champagne, went to Jerusalem and instigated his vassal Hughes de Payens to establish the Order of the Temple of Solomon on the Temple Mount.

Artist's impression of Solomon's Temple in ancient Jerusalem before it was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar II after the Siege of Jerusalem of 587 BCEArtist’s impression of Solomon’s Temple in ancient Jerusalem before it was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar II after the Siege of Jerusalem of 587 BCE

The site of “The Temple” of Solomon (also the site of its later replica reconstruction by King Herod one level above it) is generally accepted to have stood on the full territory of the Temple Mount, which runs underneath and around both the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, which are adjacent to each other.

The original founding Knights and first two Grand Masters formed the Templar Order primarily as a result of their initial archaeological findings inside the historical Temple of Solomon, from which they derived the name “Templar” (“of the Temple”). In effect, the Knights Templar were directly inspired, created, and rose to power on the basis of their archaeological excavation and discoveries within the Temple of Solomon.

Many researchers of medieval history have concluded that the first Templars essentially stayed underground deep within the Temple of Solomon, mostly not resurfacing except to send for supplies, for several years. The Templars’ apparent lack of activity in their formative years, seems to have been due to some form of covert project beneath the Temple of Solomon or nearby, an operation that could not be revealed to any but a few high-ranking Nobles.

Templar historians have come to the same conclusion: the Knights Templar conducted archaeological excavation of the Temple of Solomon for a full nine years.

The historical record thus documents that the archaeological excavation of the Temple of Jerusalem, by the founding Templar Knights, included the first direct access to remnants of Herod’s Temple, and also underneath its remnants and underground levels of Solomon’s Temple. Contemporary accounts indicate that this archaeological exploration revealed extensive evidence that the Temple of Solomon, the ancient Templar Priesthood of the Biblical Solomon, and the origins of Christianity itself, were all essentially and fundamentally Pharaonic Egyptian!

Jerusalem, early 20th centuryJerusalem, early 20th century

These historical facts evidence that what the Templar Knights found underground within the Temple of Solomon was so fascinating, inspiring, and voluminous in quantity of texts and artefacts, that it drove them to “obsession” (or at least devout dedication), relentlessly processing the discoveries on-site, despite difficult underground conditions, for nine whole years.

The same facts also evidence that what the Knights Templar found was so important, and had such potential to so profoundly affect the fundamental bases and authorities of the Vatican to its very core, that it caused the Vatican to “instantly” grant overwhelming power and autonomy to the Templars within less than one year, even though the Church had no previous relationship with the newly formed Order.

As confirmed by the Sufi Master and historian, Sayed Idries el-Hashimi (1924-1996 AD), known as “Idries Shah”, the Egyptian branch of Al-Banna Gnostic Sufis helped the first Templars with their archaeological findings from the Temple of Solomon. When the Sufis heard the news of the Knights Templar excavating under Temple Mount, they immediately travelled from Egypt to Jerusalem to join the Knights. They knew that the Temple of Solomon was Pharaonic Egyptian and that its esoteric secrets from the ancient Magi Priesthood would require initiated mastery to understand. They also knew its importance to Christianity, saying “You may have the Cross, but we have the meaning of the Cross.” The Egyptian Sufis extensively trained the first Knights Templar during their formative nine years of excavating the Temple of Solomon.

“Order of the Temple of Solomon”

Life and Death

What were they really looking for and what did they actually find? In fact, they were mainly looking for the two most holy relics in Christianity; the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant. During their search, the Vatican granted the Templars unprecedented power as they believed that the recovery of the two mentioned holy relics could give them ultimate control over life and death. Different traditions describe the Holy Grail as a drinking vessel or bowl with miraculous powers that provide happiness and eternal youth.

In the 15th century, an English writer invented a new etymology for Old French san-graal (or san-gréal), meaning “Holy Grail”, by parsing it as sang real, meaning “royal blood” which refers to the Jesus bloodline. Some historians claim that the Holy Grail is associated with Jesus’ last days and supposedly featured at the Last Supper and caught the blood of Christ during the crucifixion by Joseph of Arimathea. When the Holy Grail is related to the “royal blood” or the “blood of Christ” and eternal life, the grail could easily be a metaphor for “life.” Eternal life is about resurrection or the cycle of life (spiral of life) in which death does not exist. In the Holy Scriptures death is referred to as “sleep”, from which you can wake up again and again, which may refer to the “Cycle of Life.”

John 6:54: “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life”

The Templars never found the Holy Grail as it is not a physical drinking vessel; it is about the metaphorical contents of this drinking vessel. The Holy Grail itself was probably a simple clay mug that was destroyed a long time ago. Metaphorically speaking, the contents was the “blood of Christ” or the “blood of the Earth” being water from Holy Wells and Sacred Springs worldwide; energised water preventing health problems (“eternal youth”). The “blood of the Earth” as a metaphor for its precious sacred water as the ‘creator of life’ and at the same time a metaphor for the sacred ancient knowledge concentrated in the Old City of Jerusalem.

“Christ – Earth – Water – LIFE”

One of the many supposed Holy GrailsOne of the many supposed Holy Grails


Documentary “Holy Grail Found” by Rory Duff

The Ark of the Covenant housed in Solomon’s Temple for many years but it seems that it disappeared sometime immediately prior to the Babylonian captivity in the 6th century BCE.

There are many stories about its real function and its whereabouts but the location of the Ark is still a mystery. The Templars searched for the Ark for many years but eventually had to leave the Holy Land without it. The Ark of the Covenant was never to be found again as it was responsible for many deaths as it is stated in the Holy Bible. It is well hidden because it is actually a deadly weapon, “born” in pre-dynastic Egypt and used by the Israelites to fight their enemies supported by a “covenant” between the Israelites and the ancient Egyptians. A weapon based on the destructive nature of highly nuclear radiation.

‘Ark’ or ‘Ark-a’ is one of the most ancient and prominent names for the Sun in Sanskrit, a language of ancient India with a documented history of nearly 3,500 years, which encompasses a rich tradition of philosophical and religious texts, as well as poetry, music, drama, scientific, technical and other texts. Other meanings for ‘Ark-(a)’ in Sanskriet are: sunbeam, flash of lightning, ‘fireness of water.’ In fact, the Ark of the Covenant or Ark of God (Sun) is a portable gold covered container carrying a ‘piece of the Sun’, a “piece of God.” The Sun is essentially a continuous massive nuclear fusion reaction releasing energy at a mass-energy conversion rate of 4.26 million metric tons per second.

The resonance frequency of the Ark is similar to the basic frequency of the Sun, being 131 Hertz, based on the given dimensions of the Ark in the Book of Exodus (25:10).  This frequency is connected to the resonance frequency of the sarcophagus in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza by means of the Golden Ratio 1.618 and 0.618. This is the direct connection between the sound frequency of the Creator (Sun) and its creation (Earth).

John 1:1: “In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”

The sacred sound OM in Indian religions is considered the primal sound of Creation, the sound of God, the primordial sound of the Universe. God created sound first and the OM-mantra is a sacred way to honour God, the Creator by means of constantly repeating a sound (OM) as an aid to meditation or prayer. The frequency of this OM-mantra is also around 131 Hertz. The ‘Sound of God’, the ‘Sound of the Sun’, the ‘Power of the Sun’ of which a small part is or was present inside the Ark.

The Sun

All chapters in the Holy Bible related to the Ark of the Covenant are about its precise measurements, construction, contents (two stone tablets, Aaron’s rod and a pot of manna), but above all about death and destruction on arrival in the Holy Land. People who approached and opened the Ark unprotected died immediately and many people died several months later due to the effects of gamma radiation that manifested itself in ulcers and tumors. A gold layer with a certain thickness offers the best protection against harmful gamma radiation and therefore the Ark was covered with a gold layer on the inside and outside; the same applies to the inner shrines or ‘Holy of Holies’ inside the portable tabernacle and later as an important part of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem, which housed the Ark of the Covenant and protected the people from its deadly contents.

The Ark of the CovenantThe Ark of the Covenant


1 Samuel 5:1-12

The Philistines and the Ark

“When the Philistines captured the ark of God, they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. Then the Philistines took the Ark of God and brought it into the house of Dagon and set it up beside Dagon. And when the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, behold, Dagon had fallen face downward on the ground before the Ark of the Lord. So, they took Dagon and put him back in his place.  But when they rose early on the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen face downward on the ground before the ark of the Lord, and the head of Dagon and both his hands were lying cut off on the threshold. Only the trunk of Dagon was left to him. This is why the priests of Dagon and all who enter the house of Dagon do not tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.

The hand of the Lord was heavy against the people of Ashdod, and he terrified and afflicted them with tumors, both Ashdod and its territory. And when the men of Ashdod saw how things were, they said, “The ark of the God of Israel must not remain with us, for his hand is hard against us and against Dagon our god.” So, they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines and said, “What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel?” They answered, “Let the ark of the God of Israel be brought around to Gath.” So, they brought the Ark of the God of Israel there. But after they had brought it around, the hand of the Lord was against the city, causing a very great panic, and he afflicted the men of the city, both young and old, so that tumors broke out on them. So, they sent the Ark of God to Ekron. But as soon as the Ark of God came to Ekron, the people of Ekron cried out, “They have brought around to us the Ark of the God of Israel to kill us and our people.” They sent therefore and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines and said, “Send away the Ark of the God of Israel, and let it return to its own place, that it may not kill us and our people.” For there was a deathly panic throughout the whole city. The hand of God was very heavy there. The men who did not die were struck with tumors, and the cry of the city went up to heaven.”

1 Samuel 6:19:

“He struck down some of the men of Beth-Shemesh because they had looked into the Ark of the Lord. He struck down of all the people, 50,070 men, and the people mourned because the Lord had struck the people with a great slaughter.”

“Christ – Earth – Ark – DEATH”

The Ark travelled from Egypt to Jerusalem and was hidden by Ethiopians prior to the Babylonian captivity of the city and taken from Jerusalem to Axum in Ethiopia where it disappeared again after many years. The Templars assumed it was back in Jerusalem somewhere buried beneath the Temple Mount. They never found the Ark of the Covenant. What they found hidden underground were ancient Egyptian artefacts and statues taken directly to the Vatican and kept in the Georgian Egyptian Museum. Founded on the initiative of Pope Gregory XVI in 1839, the Gregorian Egyptian Museum occupies nine rooms, with a broad hemicycle that opens onto the terrace of the “Niche of the Pinecone”, in which various sculptures are located. It is not certain if the entire ‘Temple Mount Collection’ is open to the public.

In the name of Christianity, the Templars searched for two legendary artefacts with which one could control life and death of all mankind as an ultimate tool in achieving world domination.  They failed this quest but returned from the Holy Land with another valuable treasure: sacred ancient knowledge from the renowned Egyptian Mystery Schools that was kept secret by the Templars and was hidden built-in in some of their monuments throughout Europe. A fine example are the niches in the sacristy or crypt of Rosslyn Chapel, which are exact copies of the sound niches in Saqqara, Egypt.

The NichesThe Niches – The Knowledge

I strongly believe the Ark of the Covenant still exists today. It was brought back from Ethiopia to a certain secret underground location in the country where it was “born”, Egypt. Never to be found and used again.

Jeremiah 3:16:

“It shall be in those days when you are multiplied and increased in the land,” declares the Lord, “they will no longer say, ‘The Ark of the Covenant of the Lord.’ And it will not come to mind, nor will they remember it, nor will they miss it, nor will it be made again.”