America Unearthed—Templars and the Holy Grail

I had high hopes for the America Unearthed series, but I have to say that I have been under-whelmed by a good portion of the episodes. The final episode was among those.
Part of the problem is tying every episode to pre-Columbian exploration of American, particularly by Templars. If the show widened that base, they could open the door on a lot of great mysteries for the audience chew on: Lost Dutchman Mine, Lost Padres Mine, Cabeza de Baca and Esteban, and many more. Someone please refer Scott to my blog.

A Peralta Stone map. Click on picture to read about it in DesertUSA

A Peralta Stone map. Click on picture to read about it in DesertUSA

Researching my third book, Seekers of the Scroll, I read a lot about the Templars. Much that we believe, having heard the “experts” discuss over and over, has little proof behind it.
It works like this: Expert A reads an ancient record that says Robert the Bruce was losing the Battle of Bannockburn, then onto the field came a cavalry with a banner and the English fled. That cavalry just had to be the Templars. Experts B and C quote A, make a few more assumptions, like the Templars just had to have found gold or religious documents under Solomon’s Temple. On and on, so if you read book after book, then you’ll see it over and over, and think it must be true, all the experts are saying it—but they are all quoting each other or exactly the same document and drawing exactly the same conclusion when many other possibilities exist.
Robert the Bruce was descended from Vikings, and had associations with Templars

Robert the Bruce was descended from Vikings, and had associations with Templars

Wolter points to the hooked X as proof of Templar presence. Unfortunately he also shows that it is connected to the Masons. I say it is unfortunate, because if the hooked X died with the Templars, then it’s presence would indicate Templar involvement, at best, or fraud, at worst. But since it has been passed down through time from Templar to Mason, it could have been created by Masons, even in relatively modern times.

Columbus's ships are always depicted with Templar crosses on their sails. But did they really have them?

Columbus’s ships are always depicted with Templar crosses on their sails. But did they really have them?

Wolter points out that Columbus’s sails bore the Templar cross. Maybe Columbus sent some of his party packing up the east coast of America to explore it. They, being familiar with the Templar X and so forth, could have left the hooked X. So there is a continuum of time, from the beginnings of the Templars to modern day Masons when a hooked X could have been carved into the rocks.
There is no doubt that the Masons are strongly associated with the Templars, either through a self-manufactured mythology or by fact. In fact, young men being groomed to be Masons, are inducted into the de Molays. De Molay was the last Templar Grand Master.
Lomas and Knight have written a fairly well documented series of books on the Hiram Key demonstrating the mythology of Masons from the days of Solomon’s Temple, through the Templars, and on the present. Baigent and Leigh offer The Temple and the Lodge and cover much of the same material.
Could the Templars have come to America? I guess they did; Columbus sailed under the Templar flag.
Before then? I believe it is highly possible. We know that the Vikings came around 1000. The Vikings also settled in Normandy. William the Conqueror was Norman, a grandson of a Viking, as was his opponent, Harold of England. The tradition of America could have been passed by royal Viking blood line into the French and English royalty.
The Basques were competing with the Vikings for the fisheries of the Atlantic Ocean and could have discovered America. The information could have been passed into France through the court of Aquitaine to Richard the Lion-Hearted, who was said to have had a strong relationship with the Templars. In short, I would think it unlikely that Normans and other descendents of Vikings did not know about America.
However, living quarters need to be found in association with the inscriptions and towers that Scott believes were left by the Templars. When the broken mugs, plates, and corroded forks are pulled out of the ground, then I will believe that the Templars were there.
This is the last blog for about six weeks. It’s fun writing it, I’m getting a lot of page loads from visitors, but this is not my main thing. I want to spend time on my series of novels.
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8 Responses to America Unearthed—Templars and the Holy Grail

  1. I will be fascinated along with thinking about what you’re currently talking about here.

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  3. Magus says:

    Funny thing I have mostly translated it, it can mean many thing from a story about birds to a location, those two s’s don’t exist anywhere in runes, but need more time I believe they are Latin Anglo Norman. If I can go there and look around then I can find what translation is right, but knowing governments they problem destroy the area to hide it from the history books.

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  5. Markus says:

    Hi! Thanks for writing such an interesting article. I’ve also come across the series. I’m from Finland, Northern Europe, and I’ve been interested in historical events for ages now. One of the favorite topics to me are the vikings. How they lived, where they raided and plundered, and how they were affecting on Europe. In the second episode Scott receives a letter from Arizona. There is a stone with runic inscription on it. This must be all familiar to you. What I’ve had as a hobby is sort of decrypting runic messages (in hope I’ll find one in Finland some day). First I must tell that there is no way that the text is Anglo-Saxon as the runes weren’t that popular in England. Also his friend Mark or whoever he was texting to claims that it’s 12-century. The Norman conquest took place in 1066 and after that English went through heavy changes. Normans were actually Vikings settled in Normandy (Nor-man – northern man). English was at that time already consisting of old Norwegian. However after the conquest Anglo-Saxon runic system went from hobby to memories. So it’s hard to believe that whoever carved to the stone in Arizona, it wasn’t Anglo-Saxon runic from 1200-century. Also there is a contradictory between the markings in the stone and Anglo-Saxon and Elder Futhark runes. It is the letter S. All in all those two styles are quite the same but S is written in a different way. It however is seen as in both ways in the Arizona stone making a lot of S’s. I decrypted it in latin alphabet and got KSILS SS SUDINS PEISS RUNSNS PSSHKS SST MSSS EMENS. Now that’s a mess with consonants. Texts I’ve seen always has a lot of A-vowels. Now I don’t mean that i don’t believe anything that Scott is showing us. The Minoan episode is very intriguing and could have happen, but for the record the second episode isn’t the one you should believe in. Thanks again sharing the same interest in the show.

  6. julie royce says:

    I’m sure Seekers of the Scroll will be as intriguing as your other novels. Your research sounds fascinating. It must take you on amazing journeys of the mind.

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