During the Crusades the Knights Templar battle for God, gold, and glory. Somewhere in the modern city of Acre lies their command center, and possibly their treasure.
It’s the stuff of childhood dreams. I’m here to find them,” Dr. Albert Lin said.
Dr. Albert Lin says he's discovered tunnels used by the Templars 800 years ago under the city of Acre, Israel. Credit: National Geographic
The Knights Templar's fabled treasure has become the stuff of legends since their untimely demise in the early 1300s, but Dr. Lin thinks he has finally revealed the possible site of its last location for the first time.
"The Templar's hidden tunnels snaked beneath the streets. They secretly transported gold to the Acre fortress' crowning glory, its treasure tower. The full magnificence of Acre's fortress was preserved for those arriving by sea," Dr. Lin said.
The Treasure Tower is buried beneath meters of dirt and rock. Currently, it’s still unknown whether there will be a future excavation, but it’s a remarkable archaeological discovery that eventually could lead to an even greater discovery.
Written by Conny Waters - AncientPages.com Staff Writer