At the peak of the Crusades, a mysterious sect was formed in the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Their headquarters were built on the site of the ancient Temple of Solomon, from which they derived their name: The Knights of the Temple or The Knights Templar. Originally portrayed as the saviours of Christianity, the members of this secret society were believed to be custodians of a mysterious wisdom that transcends Christianity itself.
Many sites associated with the Templars still exist today, including castles, abbeys, temples, churches and landscapes, all hauntingly captured by the modern master of gothic photography, Sir Simon Marsden. The Mysteries of the Knights Templars 2008 wall calendar is a unique portrayal of a powerful and impenetrable organization whose arcane knowledge and dark secrets have outlasted time, and still cast a dark shadow over our uncertain, modern day world.