Sort of... but after Philip IV arrested and tortured the Knights, they fled into eastern France and Austria where it's believed that the majority of their treasures remain to this day. There is also ample evidence that the Knights used their incredible naval resources to make it to North America, where many indications are that some of their treasure is here.Does anyone think The Knights Templar were made up of a Hebrews ? They took possession of gold and treasure during the crusades and hauled the booty back to Europe, and subsequently set up a banking system as the lender of the middle ages for the average business "Joe". And some monarchy's. Problem was, they were outted by the French monarchy who borrowed from the Templars and couldn't pay it back, so they killed the lenders instead. Problem solved ?
Not exactly. The Muslims of the time invaded Europe and took back their booty, and then some.
Fast forward to today.
As for the conviction of the Knights, their leader at the time, Jacques de Molay, was ordered by Philip to be burned at the stake. His dying breath was his commitment to the truth, as one witness chronicled:“They were seen to be so prepared to sustain the fire with easy mind and will that they brought from all those who saw them much admiration and surprise for the constancy of their death and final denial…” As described by Templar hisorian Stephen Dafoe, "Beautiful and poetic words that should have been sufficient to solidify de Molay’s memory in the heart of all Templars; however, others would add to the story. In the popular tale, told in many Masonic templar settings over the years, de Molay did not suffer his fate with resolve and calm mind, but pronounced that before the end of the year Philip and Clement would meet him before God to answer for their crimes."