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Re: Templar Graves
I have a feeling that they are reluctant to talk about the Templars because
they are more into Dunadd and the Scots. Thanks for your reply.
>From: John Duguid <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: sinc <"email@example.com"@"firstname.lastname@example.org".snl.co.uk>
>Subject: Templar Graves
>Date: Thu, May 20, 1999, 2:38 pm
> Have any of the graves at Kilmartin or Kilmichael Glassary in Argyll ever been
>excavated and what was found? They are Templar graves and the Sinclairs have,
>of course, a close connection. [ This is the Sinclair family discussion list,
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>I believe that there is no definitive proof of these graves being Templar. They
>became well Known after the Baigent and Leigh book "The Temple and the Lodge"
>was written attempting to prove the links between the knights Templar and the
>modern day freemasons. I have visited the graves in Kilmartin, yes they are
>very old and yes some do have a Templar style long sword upon them but this
>alone does not make them Templar as many medieval gravestones had similar
>designs. I did speak to the senior archaeologist at the Kilmartin museum which
>is adjacent to the grave site. She was rather exasperated to here another
>question about the Templars and Kilmartin and stated that although the
>Kilmartin area was the richest site in Scotland for iron age bronze age people
>and was close to the capital of the ancient kingdom of Dalriada (Fort Dunnad,
>worth a visit), she was still asked more questions about the Templars in the
>area than anything else. She did add however, that there were extant charters
>showing land being granted in Argyle to the Templars by Robert the Bruce.
>Paul, Andrew, Niven do you know anything of these charters?
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