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Chinon Graffiti - The Key to the Templar Gold

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“The one who received the five talents went, traded with them, and acquired the other five talents; in the same way, he who received two talents acquired the other two; but he who received one talent went and buried [him] in the ground and hid his lord's silver. ”
(Matthew 25: 14-23)



Spring is coming, and there it’s already close to summer. Someone will go to rest abroad, and quite possibly be in the Chinon castle on the Loire. Well, suddenly ... Of course, there is a museum, furnished with replicas of antique furniture. Excavations are underway in the most destroyed part of the castle. History The castle is closely connected with the history of Joan of Arc. However, the most interesting thing to see in it is ... a few mysterious images carved on a stone wall. They must be shown, they are told about them, and yet, few people know that in front of him, perhaps, lies the key to the treasure of the legendary Templar.


Chinon Castle in Chinon, on the banks of the Vienne River - one of the royal castles of the Loire. By the way, in the town of Chinon today only 8100 residents!

And it was so that, ironically, the death of the Knights Templar order began on Friday 13 October 1307. Then the last Grand Master of the Order of the Knights Templar, Jacques de Molay, was arrested in the Temple - the residence of the Order, located on the outskirts of Paris. Then, three weeks later, Philip IV sent out secret instructions to royal officials, after which mass arrests of the Templars began in France. And then began the loud and long-term process of the order, after which he was burned at the stake.

Chinon Graffiti - The Key to the Templar Gold

Jacques de molay

Meanwhile, Jacques de Molay was still alive when the Holy Council met in 16 on October 1311 in Vienna in order to consider the charges against the Order of the Knights Templar and at the same time to reform the Church. The Holy Fathers, having become acquainted with the protocols of the papal commissions, refused to pass a decision before the protection of the Knights of the Temple would be heard.

Dad strongly opposed this. And in 1312, he issued the bull Vox clamantis *, in which he presented his point of view on this matter:
“Considering the bad reputation of the Templars, suspicions and accusations against them; Considering the mysterious methods and rites of admission to this order, the evil and anti-Christian behavior of many of its members; especially considering that the oath is taken from them not to reveal anything from the admission ceremony and never leave the order; Considering that shameful rumors will not cease, as long as the order exists; Considering, moreover, the danger to which the Faith and human souls are exposed, as well as the abominable atrocities of extremely many members of the order; considering, finally, that the Roman Church dismissed other illustrious orders for much smaller offenses, we abolish, not without bitterness and heartache, by virtue of not a court sentence, but an apostolic decision, or ordonance, the Order of the Templars with all its departments ... "


Coat of arms of Jacques de Molay

But then it went quite earthly: 2 of May of the same year in his bull Ad providam ** dad decided to seize the property of the Templars. The preamble affirmed the need to wrest the thorns of evil and emphasized the following: “This abolition of the statute of the order, its vestments and the very name we committed with the full approval of the Holy Council, the decision was not made in the form of a final verdict, because the investigation and the past in the case the courts of due legal we were not given a justification, but a preliminary, that is, an apostolic ordonance, which is not subject to appeal and has eternal power. From now on, we prohibit anyone from joining this order, wearing its vestments and executing the statute of the Templars under the fear of excommunication from the Church, entering into ipso facto *** into action. ”

Order is abolished, survivors - if any - face excommunication. On the seizure of the same property was written the following:
"We made the final decision to permanently attach this property to the possessions of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem ... We give, give in, connect, turn on and hand forever the Order of the Hospitallers forever ... all the property that the Order, Master and brothers from the militia at the time of their arrest, that is, in the month of October, one thousand three hundred and seven. ”


The execution of the Templars - the great master Jacques de Molay and Geoffroy de Charnay.

The exceptions were the kingdoms of Castile, Aragon, Portugal, Mallorca: the property in and outside France was placed at the disposal of the Holy See. However, the "box office" commanders, as well as the treasures of the Templars, did not fall into the hands of Philip the Beautiful. Guillaume de Plesian’s speech addressed to the Pope there is noticeable discontent about this: “For in many parts of the world they strengthened their castles against the Church and its servants, sheltered and divided their property, squandered it completely, including the sacred vessels themselves ...”

In other words, the officers of the king could not find any money, not even the sacred vessels! And here's the question: where did it all go in that case? The royal minions found only that it was impossible to take with them - agricultural implements and livestock, as well as the property received as a deposit or deposit.


Gate to the castle: Clock Tower.

Neither gold, nor silver, nor documents, and from the archives - only those papers that were related to the acquisition by the Templar of the land, then the bill of sale and other documents of land holding. Two explanations can be given here: either the officers of Philip the Handsome got hold of the property, or the arrest order prepared ahead of time turned out to be not so secret, the information about him in some way became known to the Templars, and they managed to take appropriate measures.

Of course, in the overwhelming majority of commanders there were only the necessary funds - large sums of money were not to them; however, those that were located on the “key” trade intersections should have had impressive cash to pay bills of exchange, so the question of “where is the money” arose even then. And on its basis there were legends about the hidden treasures of the Templars. And there is every reason to believe that most of these legends do not lie. Or did not lie in the past, because of the found treasures, of course, no one has ever reported.

In fact, there are a lot of hypotheses about where the Templar gold could be hidden. However, it is quite logical to assume that each of their commanders had their own hiding place: and, although the Templars were terrified to robbers, the houses of the Temple could not always provide protection from military units or large gangster gangs. And these caches, of course, appeared a long time ago. It is possible that the especially valuable property was kept in them permanently, which was in the tradition of the Middle Ages.


Bridge to the castle through a dry moat.

That is, the treasures of the Templars could really exist and, moreover, could be hidden in one of the commanders of the Order! Here, however, it is necessary to take into account some important circumstances. The fact is that the commanders who had departed from the papal order to the hospitallers had made the most thorough searches, but no matter how much they looked for, they did not find anything, so this present-day treasure hunter leaves little chance of success.


Layout of the castle in the castle museum.

Further, some of the Templars who had escaped Philip the Beautiful could visit the caches known to them and take away the property hidden there. The secret of the most significant caches, most likely, was passed only to the initiates, as well as the directions, where and how to find them. And here we can assume that the key to unlocking the Templar gold is ... graffiti on the wall of the castle in Chinon, which appeared as follows. As soon as it was decided to establish papal investigation commissions, Clement V announced that he would personally consider the affairs of the highest dignitaries of the order. During a trip to France, he chose the city of Poitiers as the place of his temporary stay and demanded that they be sent to him there for interrogation and delivered.


Tourist castle plan.

The king and the inquisitors could not ignore such a request from the pope. And the train with the captives headed from Paris to Poitiers. But when Tour appeared ahead, the trip was interrupted under the pretext of illness, as if taken up by prisoners, who were then taken to Chinon Castle, which belonged to the King of France and stood on the ground of the royal domain. There were prisoners for a while. They never met the pope, and then they were returned to Paris again.


Bussy tower

But in the days that were spent in Chinon, the prisoners managed to carve out drawings of a completely extraordinary character on the stone walls of their dungeon. All of them are symbolic, and many are directly related to the initiation ceremony - these are burning hearts, a cross, a triple fence, a square field, and carbuncles.


Here in the premises of the Templars and kept ...

And the question arises involuntarily: why did the prisoners need to cut out these symbols, which in themselves did not represent any secret? The secret could only be how to use it all. It can be assumed that these drawings were the fruit of forced idleness - the prisoners killed time, carving some obscure drawings on the walls. However, what if these are not just pictures? What if they are rebuses? And what if the graffiti of Chinon were addressed to people who not only knew these symbols, but also knew how to read them. After all, it is possible that there was a special, "Templar" way to read them.

And the prisoners, portraying them, decided to turn to their brothers: and not to remind them of well-known symbols or entrust banal truths, but to convey with their help a message that only they could read and understand. The message is a secret one, because we are talking about real things hidden in the real world.

Suppose one of the dignitaries carved a cross, surmounted by a heart. This is a symbol. Christian symbol among others; however, not only Christian, but very well known - it can be found in almost all religious buildings. No one would have thought to give it any special meaning.

However, the heart can be drawn in different ways. This may be a correct image or with a flaw. And a flaw in the heart takes on a special meaning: first of all for those who are used to decipher certain systems of symbolic cryptography — for example, a certain secret writing secret of the Templars. Such a flaw in the figure could mean a place - graphically or phonetically. And where the ignorant could see only a cross crowned with a heart, enlightened, perhaps he would know the following:
“In such and such commandery (the notorious flaw in the heart) the cache is in the core under the cross.” And this can only be read by brothers who have passed the initiation rite. It is clear that there is no evidence to substantiate this hypothesis, but it seems quite logical.


These are very strange-looking pictures with the inscription: “I pray to the Lord for forgiveness” and a picture of a burning heart, which are attributed to Jacques de Molay himself. Much research has been devoted to them, and it can be said with confidence that the best gift to all lovers of conspiracy and esoteric sciences is simply not to be found. They note that they have similarities with graffiti, which were made by the templar, contained in the tower of the city of Domme, but that's all.

By the way, this hypothesis is reinforced by another fact: Chinon’s graffiti is not just scratched into a stone wall, which any prisoner who languishes in imprisonment could make a nail point, no, they are knocked out very deep, although not with a skillful hand. These drawings are similar to a real bas-relief, it is obvious that they were made with the intention to preserve as long as possible. That is, it is quite possible that the gold of the Knights Templar, which neither the Pope nor Philip the Handsome so received, is still waiting for its hour in some forgotten both by God and by the people of the cache ... These are strange drawings scratched on the walls, the main ones being the scaffold (or Golgotha?) with the inscription: “I pray to the Lord for forgiveness” and a burning heart (Kurbunkul?) are attributed by some to de Molay himself. Quite a lot of research has been devoted to them, and they are a real gift for lovers of conspiracy and esoteric. It should be noted and their certain similarities with the graffiti left by the templars in the tower of the city of Domme, where other arrested members of the order were kept.

* Voice of indignation (lat.). Papal bulls are usually named after the first words of the text.
** For care (lat.).
*** By virtue of evidence, by the very fact (lat.).
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  1. Mystery12345
    Mystery12345 April 27 2017 05: 47
    +4
    Spring is coming, and it’s not far from summer there. Someone will go to rest abroad and it is quite possible to be in the Chinon castle on the Loire. Well, suddenly ...
    Well, if you increase your pension by 10 times ... I’ll definitely go ... I like about castles .... but for now only 6 hundred parts ...
    1. kalibr
      April 27 2017 07: 40
      0
      You are so what! 10 times! It’s what you want more than the average pension in the USA - 64.000 p. on our money? But it is possible with our ... "income". Especially to pensioners. When out of season! In the season it’s expensive, yes, and in the fall in October-November, or in the early spring - it is possible. And already in the season - favorite 6 hundred.
      1. Mystery12345
        Mystery12345 April 27 2017 07: 41
        +2
        Quote: kalibr
        But it is possible with our ... "income". Especially to pensioners.

        10 mp only on foot ... fool
        1. kalibr
          April 27 2017 16: 41
          0
          It will be necessary to write an article, share experience, how a pensioner can earn a lot of money without much work!
  2. igordok
    igordok April 27 2017 07: 01
    +1
    What material are the walls of the fortress made of? Of limestone?
    1. Mystery12345
      Mystery12345 April 27 2017 07: 57
      +2
      Quote: igordok
      What material are the walls of the fortress made of? Of limestone?

      mostly yes.
    2. Catherine II
      Catherine II April 27 2017 23: 23
      0
      natural stone (sandstone or limestone)
      Buildings of different dates, materials are different
  3. inkass_98
    inkass_98 April 27 2017 07: 30
    +2
    Those who wish to search for the treasures of the tappliers offer to familiarize themselves with the works of Parnov laughing
    Well, or with the "Foucault Pendulum" Eco, if not read.
    1. Mystery12345
      Mystery12345 April 27 2017 07: 42
      +2
      Quote: inkass_98
      Well, or with the "Foucault Pendulum" Eco,

      with bent electrode ...
      1. inkass_98
        inkass_98 April 27 2017 09: 10
        +2
        Wake up, dear. Judging by the comments, you want to be a dead man at every funeral, since you cannot succeed as a groom at a wedding. hi
        1. rasteer
          rasteer April 27 2017 12: 59
          0
          Quote: inkass_98
          Wake up, dear.

          I do not comment on provocative articles and candid stuffing. Try to respect yourself and your interlocutors.
          And that's all you amiable wink
          I will not comment in principle hi
          1. inkass_98
            inkass_98 April 27 2017 13: 28
            +1
            And it's all me. I do not see any contradictions. It is a very polite answer to a comrade who is trying to clever completely off topic.
            1. rasteer
              rasteer April 27 2017 13: 39
              0
              Well, if from the point of view of materialism a "bent electrode" is also a conspiracy theory laughing
              1. inkass_98
                inkass_98 April 27 2017 13: 58
                +1
                No, it’s just that Mystery12345 needs to be inserted in each 5 copeck, look at his comments. The rating is increasing, there is such a category of citizens here.
                1. rasteer
                  rasteer April 27 2017 14: 03
                  0
                  Sorry, I almost did not notice it before, but I do not read every thread. Apparently mine and his tastes often diverge smile
  4. venaya
    venaya April 27 2017 07: 39
    +3
    When King Louis XVI was executed during the French Revolution and his head rolled down the pavement, a heart-rending cry sounded from the crowd: "This is for you (the Bourbons) for Jacques de Molay!" The case of the Templars (chramovnikov in our opinion) lives and thrives to this day, it is “more alive than all living things” and we all feel it on ourselves always and everywhere.
    1. rasteer
      rasteer April 27 2017 13: 03
      0
      The case of the Templars (chramovnikov in our opinion) lives and thrives to this day,
      Come on belay But what about the GDP? Oh ... really he is a templar laughing Well, even if we assume that it’s not so, tell me what is this effect manifested in?
      1. venaya
        venaya April 27 2017 13: 09
        0
        Quote: rasteer
        But what about the GDP? Oh ... really he is a templar

        Oh, so interesting! Is it really you who made him president? And I kept thinking that Mr. Berezovsky did it. Apparently one of us is too naive.
        1. rasteer
          rasteer April 27 2017 13: 17
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          And I kept thinking that Mr. Berezovsky did it.
          I don’t know which of us is naive, but Boris Abramovich is definitely a village naive wassat According to your theory wink But still, expand the idea of ​​the Templars and modernity?
          1. venaya
            venaya April 27 2017 13: 32
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            Quote: rasteer
            Boris Abramovich surely turns out to be a naive village

            Full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Mathematics B.A. Berezovsky, from my point of view, is an open-minded village “naive”, otherwise he would not have gone to England, where people like him are regularly neutralized, because they have no experience in this. As for the disclosure of the topic, you force me to answer with the question: What do you think, if I really manage to reveal this topic to you, how long do you really think I can survive after that? You ask questions from the category of not easy.
            1. rasteer
              rasteer April 27 2017 14: 00
              +1
              Full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Mathematics B.A. Berezovsky, from my point of view, is an outspoken village "naive", otherwise he would not have gone to England, where people like him are regularly neutralized
              As a result, having lost all the trials to a friend of his former “Roma Chukotsky”, he died under “unexplained circumstances”. My tower teacher once said why he stopped doing scientific activities in the "terver". Quote "At some point, I realized that I had ceased to understand. What we are studying."
              Quote: venaya
              What do you think, if I really manage to reveal this topic to you, how much time do you really think I will be able to survive after that?

              You know. you should not be afraid for life telling only your theorywink With the development of communication, reality and theory have long begun to merge. smile You are really afraid only in case. if you are one of them, or you have material incriminating evidence.
          2. bober1982
            bober1982 April 27 2017 16: 43
            +1
            rasteer Of course I am wedged into your dialogue, but I am very interested in this topic, Berezovsky is not interested, this is really a smart person, but somewhat naive.
            But still, expand the idea of ​​the Templars and modernity?
            The ashes of Jacques Molay still beats in some hearts.
    2. bober1982
      bober1982 April 27 2017 16: 24
      +1
      venaya .... then a heart-rending cry sounded from the crowd .....
      I’ll correct you, you have a slight inaccuracy, not from the crowd shouted, but according to legend - a mysterious citizen stepped on the scaffold and said these most ominous words. And then you said everything correctly - “it is more alive than all living things,” I agree.
      1. rasteer
        rasteer April 27 2017 19: 55
        +1
        But still, expand the idea of ​​the Templars and modernity?
        Well, it’s more like you enlighten me with what is the matter of the Templars,
        "more than alive".

        So I'm trying to find out what they are doing this in today. that venaya fears for her life. As for me the world is by no means ruled by secret orders, but by the shriveled oligarchs and the same politicians.
    3. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 2 May 2017 18: 15
      0
      So, just a minute, Philip the Beautiful - Cuppetting! ..... Alas, ah! Mismatch turns .....
  5. parusnik
    parusnik April 27 2017 08: 02
    +2
    Maybe the treasures of the Templars on Oak Island .. near Canada .. But there they’ve been searching for the whole island for about 50 years .. On the History channel there was a French film about the treasures of Chinon ... the French themselves do not believe much in this .. But they say, the main thing Chinon’s treasure is tourists attracted by the Templar treasure story ...
    1. kalibr
      April 27 2017 08: 30
      +3
      Yes, come up with a legend and people will go! Remember 2012 year and fables about the end of the world, predicted by the Mayans? And the picture with the Aztec calendar disc! In the end, how did it end? The Russians transferred 30 billion rubles from one pocket to another. An unprecedented influx of tourists into Mexico has begun. I had to limit their access to the Kukulkan pyramid on December 21 so that it would not collapse! That's how they make money ...
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh April 27 2017 09: 29
        +1
        There were many cases when treasures were not discovered by archaeologists,
        and amateurs with metal detectors. There is a society of treasure hunters in Angia.
        It is quite official. And they have dozens of finds in very large amounts.
        They say about the treasure, it is evaluated by experts, the finder receives a percentage.
        In Israel, unfortunately, this is not possible. The finder does not receive a dime
        but if he hides the treasure, he will go to jail. Not fair...
        Although a treasure trove of gold coins recently discovered by divers is truly amazing.

        1. kalibr
          April 27 2017 10: 46
          0
          Yeah ... fight for changing such an unfair law! It really is insulting and contributes to the criminalization of the “case”. It is not enough to find, it is necessary to withdraw, sell ... But it is precisely in Israel and on its shores that there is nothing in the land and in the water!
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh April 27 2017 10: 52
            +1
            I think our "Office of Antiquities", the head of archeology,
            just afraid to go broke: find a shaft, wherever you dig, everyone will not have enough to pay
            grandmas at the state ...
            It is necessary to establish, I think, a certain fund. Ask for money from the Jewish rich.
            Then normal treasure hunters (not thieves) will be easier.
            And then the black market of artifacts really flourishes. Like the black market for fakes.
  6. Bastinda
    Bastinda April 27 2017 08: 12
    +1
    Gold order "MMM" is also not found ...
    1. rasteer
      rasteer April 27 2017 13: 09
      +2
      Quote: Bastinda
      Gold order "MMM" is also not found ...
      Of course, Mavrodi is the last master of the Templars. wassat By the way, my aunt economist clearly calculated when MMM should have collapsed and received all her half-lost thousands of percent, and her sister did not believe her and stayed ... like many others with a diploma wink
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh April 27 2017 14: 35
        +2
        "I have an aunt economist by the way" ///

        Well done good , she needs to play on the stock exchange! It’s rare, who so guesses and leaves for sure
        before the collapse.
        1. Mikhail3
          Mikhail3 April 27 2017 17: 30
          +3
          Yes, in Moscow, more than 90% of MMM investors considered themselves the smartest, intending to leave at the exact moment. But few were lucky ... mainly those who knew when the pyramid would be brought down outside. And all those who built the schedules calculated the “survival” of the fraudulent scheme, they all got into a mess. Which, in fact, is the very essence of the "art" of playing on the stock exchange. They collect money from suckers who consider themselves players, and then break the scheme for themselves. There is no need to study economics ...
          On the topic - the Templars' money is not in hiding places but in deed. Where have always been. The Templars deftly and skillfully allowed the growth of funds that raked with chivalry. And they twisted that money with might and main. From which hangover would they store mountains of treasures in the basements under these conditions? What lies hidden, DOES NOT WORK. This is not about the Templars even once.
          The order disappeared, having given the master and some others. And he continued to work. And now he continues, why not? A group of people with their goals and vast means. It is unlikely that some kind of "secret power" ... but maybe so. But what definitely isn’t is the stupidly dead sums. It’s definitely useless to look for ...
          1. rasteer
            rasteer April 27 2017 20: 08
            0
            Yes, in Moscow, more than 90% of MMM investors considered themselves the smartest,
            Well, the aunt then lived in Perm and certainly with Mavrodi and was not familiar with laughing Although she agrees rather an exception.
            On the topic - the Templars' money is not in hiding places but in deed.
            I agree because during the searches only those related to customers were found. However, most likely they managed to hide something, but most likely the amount there is many times less than ascribed. Well, yes, no one will ever know how much and to whose hands it stuck when redistributing the inheritance. laughing
            And he continued to work. And now he continues, why not?
            Well, this conspiracy theory is not obvious to me. and even if someone, having turned to this money, managed to keep the business in the hands of the clan family over the past 600 years, they hardly remember where they got this wealth from.
            1. Mikhail3
              Mikhail3 April 28 2017 09: 43
              +1
              Quote: rasteer
              over the past 600 years, they hardly remember where they got this wealth from.

              If they managed to shelter, then remember, tightly. You see what kind of business ... Money is a great temptation, a big problem, a big responsibility. And it’s easy to go broke alone. The increase in money is provided only by the group. And united. A very good option at the same time is a secret order with an oath of silence, rituals ... and a dive to the side of those who betrayed or greatly adjusted. It helps to focus, raise productivity, in general, cool teambuilding, it does not get better.
            2. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 2 May 2017 18: 29
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              By no means, I think, the Rothschilds remember, and they began during the time of the prosperity of the Templars. Speaking of conspiracy theories, aren't they the mechanics of the collapse of the Templars !?
  7. ruskih
    ruskih April 27 2017 08: 56
    +4
    Vyacheslav Olegovich, thanks for the good trip and positive! love
    I recalled the “Cursed Kings" M. Druon. But a childhood memory came up when I first heard about the Templars, the holidays and the Polish film "Pan Self-Propelled and the Templars" (1971), it was still divided into series and we waited for the next day to see what was there ....
    Wonderful actor Stanislav Mikulsky in the title role, and what an amphibian they had! And the secret associated with the password: "Treasure is where your heart is"
    1. kalibr
      April 27 2017 10: 43
      +1
      Yes. it all comes from there! Well, Mikulsky is good, although I like him more in "Bet ...". At that time, there were many interesting series from our "allies." Remember Gedaer’s “Green Monster”, Hungarian “Captain Tenkesh”, “Life and Adventures of Marek Pegus”, Polish TV shows. A whole layer of culture, right?
      1. ruskih
        ruskih April 27 2017 11: 11
        +2
        Of course, Bet More Than Life is great. And Gadeer films about Indians with Goiko Mitich in the title role !!! All the girls were in love with him then. Teenagers constantly ran to the cinema several times for the same film.
        1. Okolotochny
          Okolotochny April 27 2017 11: 25
          +7
          And also Gadeer's "Archive of Death" with Jürgen Zartmann, Hanyo Hasse (by the way in many films about the Great Patriotic War was shot), wife of Dean Reed Renata, Barbara Brylska.
          1. kalibr
            April 27 2017 16: 21
            +1
            And in "Archive .." again played Goiko Mitich, in a completely unusual role! I also really liked this movie.
            1. Okolotochny
              Okolotochny April 27 2017 16: 24
              +7
              That's right Vyacheslav Olegovich. Scout. And then he went to the screens of "Front without mercy." The actors are basically the same. Yes, there was a time.
          2. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 2 May 2017 18: 37
            +1
            And to me, the Gader’s, I remember the “Police Phone 110” and “30 cases of Major Zeman” more
            1. Okolotochny
              Okolotochny 2 May 2017 19: 22
              +6
              A colleague agrees with "Police Phone 110", and the second film is produced by Czechoslovakia.
              1. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 2 May 2017 20: 19
                +1
                It's to blame, "..... was extremely small at that heroic time ...", thank you for the amendment
                1. Okolotochny
                  Okolotochny 3 May 2017 08: 24
                  +6
                  I also went to school. But when they showed Zeman, in the evening, running to the crane.
  8. Okolotochny
    Okolotochny April 27 2017 09: 39
    +7
    Vyacheslav Olegovich, thanks! As always interesting, well and further a topic for thought to readers. I watched a documentary on the topic of the Templars' gold. An interesting version - the treasures were at the Teutonic Order. By the way, from the very moment in time, the Teutonic Order begins its "ascent".
    1. kalibr
      April 27 2017 10: 40
      +1
      There is a version that they ended up in England ... and from that moment it began to develop, overtaking France. So ... opinions, versions, at least ... eat one place. But there’s also a beautiful castle!
      1. Curious
        Curious April 28 2017 00: 08
        +1
        In theory, the topic can be continued. The next should be the castle of Gisor.

        Then the story of the castle of Valdecroix.
        Then you can Priory Zion.
        Then the version with the Livonian Order.
        Then at least four or five versions.
        1. Okolotochny
          Okolotochny April 28 2017 00: 37
          +6
          Well, why not? The opposite is not proved - the version will be "working".
        2. kalibr
          April 28 2017 07: 32
          0
          Thanks for the idea! I’ll try to find what is interesting on this topic ...
          1. alex-cn
            alex-cn April 28 2017 10: 10
            0
            The version with Switzerland also surfaced, which suddenly, at the same time, from an alliance of almost half-wild tribes, sharply became a banking and military force ...
            And about finding treasures, I do not believe they are for sure either working somewhere or long ago taken out. The Templars, after all, were not brought to the root ...
            1. Mikhail Matyugin
              Mikhail Matyugin April 30 2017 00: 01
              0
              Actually, everything is simple there - the banking power of Swiss banks comes from Italian medieval bankers.

              Question to the author: why is the master of the branch of the Teutonic Order in the Baltic represented in the figure at the beginning of the article, designated as "Jacques de Molay"? It seems to me that somewhere a mistake ...

              And by the way, this is a delusion that the treasures of the Templars were not taken at their arrest. They took it, but mostly, of course, not in coins or bullion, but in debt receipts and in "certificates" for real estate ownership. But part of the cash and some of the main relics of the order were actually taken somewhere almost on the eve of the arrest ...

              Well, yes, black magic, implicated in Middle Eastern cults and homosexuality, was really abundant among the late Templars. Many "brothers" without any torture, saving their lives, told everything in sufficient detail and really managed without a fire just by reference to different monasteries. And those commanderships, where the inquisition investigation did not reveal heretics, generally simply attached to other orders - to the same Johnannes or Spanish orders.
              1. kalibr
                1 May 2017 06: 38
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                It's not a mistake. Drawing - colorized engraving. Well, painted wrong. The cross was supposed to be red. As for the form, there are many varieties of the shape of the Templar cross. Here the main thing is 8 of the ends!
      2. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 2 May 2017 18: 45
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        There is another version on the subject of England: “In the good old England there lived a noble robber Robin Hood. He took the good from the rich and distributed it to the poor. And he had a brother - Robin Beth, who did everything for the turn. So they drove the loot for circle, but now the standard of living in the UK is one of the highest in the world "
  9. Crimea26
    Crimea26 6 June 2017 00: 39
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    The prisoner is sitting and thinking - how would I pass on information about my cache of gold to OTHER OUZNIKU? (!) Which will appear here after my execution ... And which, most likely, will also be executed! For such a task, nothing is better than a bas-relief on the wall - well, just not!)))))