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ANCIENT WARRIORS: THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
1000 years after the crucifixion of Christ the holy city of Jerusalem was sieged by the Seljuk Turks. Pope Urban II beseeched all Christians to unite in a great crusade. His call was heeded buy noblemen and commoners alike, among them a new order of knights who pledged their lives to retake the holy land. Warrior monks fighting for god, and ultimately betrayed by their own church.
Ancient Warriors – The Series
There have been countless warring civilizations thought history, from the Aztecs to the Samurai, Vikings, Ninjas, Huns and more. First shown on The Discovery Channel, this series traces the rise of major fighting cultures by exploring the motivations of ancient soldiers and their leaders. Viewers learn of the visions these warriors sought to impose on the world, and how they lived, fought, trained, and finally died.
Running time: 24 mins
Originally broadcast on Discovery Channel