FROM THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON TO THAT OF THE FREEMASONS: Three thousand years ago, in Jerusalem, a brutal murder took place. Nevertheless, the chain of events it set in motion is still felt to this day.
On the distant end of that spectrum is Hiram. He was the Phoenician builder of Solomon’s Temple, and whose death is central to the Masonic Third Degree. But who killed him, and why? And what was truly lost after his murder?
On the other end is George: A young Mason in present-day Cyprus, struggling to unravel the origins of the institution he just joined. Was modern Freemasonry really created by English medieval stonemasons? And what do all its secret handshakes and passwords still protect?
In the centuries separating them, were the Knights Templar. History tells us they got disbanded after their arrests in 1307. But were they? Or did some Templars survive and kept on secretly protecting an ancient holy relic their Order had discovered two hundred years earlier?