Decoding the Past: The Templar Code (History Channel)
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For nearly two centuries, the Knights Templar was the most powerful order in the medieval world. Today the group's legacy is played out in an array of Hollywood blockbusters and numerous works of popular literature.
Despite the Knights' long reign of power, the order experienced a sudden collapse in the early fourteenth century when certain members stood accused of unspeakable crimes and were subsequently tortured and killed. This insightful program interviews some of the world's leading biblical scholars and visits historic sites throughout Europe and the Near East to probe the past of this mysterious order. Did the Knights, as many believe, guard the Holy Grail? Or was the object of their attentions buried a thousand years before the birth of Christ?
THE TEMPLAR CODE is an in-depth examination into the remarkable rise and rapid descent of the powerful and obscure Knights Templar.
Top Customer Reviews
Without trying to reproduce the content that is presented in this series, we can say that this set of four episodes will provide a thorough grounding to understand the Templars, and will do so in a manner that is detailed enough to easily allow the non-historian to segue from the show into additional derivative studies. Although there is a certain mystique about this group that has been fanned in recent years by some best-selling novels, the producers here attempt to stay a steady course through the topic without resorting to too much speculative ideas (although there are some reproduced here, particularly at the end of the series).
In addition to a very strong script, the location filming, along with superior quality video equipment, makes this more of an epic movie in its production values. There is not a moment when we think we are watching poor recreations or sub-standard video reels: this is truly state-of-the-art production quality (although, no, it is not high-definition), and the costumes, recreated scenes, and site locations make this production stand out from others.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm giving this DVD 5 stars because I've received, but haven't watched it yet. I am fascinated with anything concerning the Templars and the Crusades. Hope it's a good DVD.Published 3 months ago by Virginia C.
It was interesting, and knowledgeable, but I agree that the Templars came to America before Christopher Columbus.Published 7 months ago by Janet Reid
Great DVD with lots of interesting facts! Especially import to be able to review sections when interesting!Published 13 months ago by Jimmie L. Bodenhamer