Rabbit hole leads to incredible 700-year-old knights Templar cave complex

A rabbit hole in the uk hides the access to an incredible cave complex linked to the mysterious knights Templar.

New photos show the remarkable Caynton Caves network, that looks like something from the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” The shadow of the Knights Templar order is said to have created the caves.

The Sun reports that the caves, hidden by a farmer in Shropshire. The website was visited by photographer Michael Scott, after he saw a video of the caves online. “I traipsed across a field to find, but if you didn’t know that it was there, you would just walk right along,” Scott said.

Once inside, Scott found arches, walkways, and carved niches. He described the caves as cramped, noticing that everyone was nearly six feet high to bend down into the complex. “I had to crouch down and once I was it was completely silent,” he said. “There were a few spiders in, but that was it.

Said that the 700 year old caves have been long been linked to the knights Templar – a christian military order that played an important role during the Crusades. Named after Jerusalem, the temple mount, where the judgment is based, the order was founded in 1119 to protect pilgrims visiting the Holy Land.

With the loss of the Holy Land, the knights Templar military influence declined, although they still have large economic dominion in medieval Europe. In 1307 the French King Philip IV, who wanted to wipe out his debts to the order, launched a plot to the knights Templar down. Many knights Templar were arrested on charges including heresy and dozens were later burned at the stake.

Pope Clement V disbanded the order in 1312.

The caves were closed for a number of years before Scott’s visit. Black magic ceremonies allegedly forced the owners to seal up the entrance to the caves in 2012.

While some people believe that the caves are 700 years old, others think that the complex was cut by the followers of the knights Templar in the 17th century.

The stunning labyrinth is lit with candles (Photo: Michael Scott/ Caters News)

It is thought the cave was built as a place to worship (Photo: Caters News Agency)

The cave is less than a metre underground (Photo: Michael Scott/ Caters News)

It contains a network of walkways that are “completely untouched” (Photo: Michael Scott/ Caters News)

The way out of the cave, where Knights Templar would have walked 700 years ago (Photo: Michael Scott/ Caters News)

The hole leading into the cave looks just like a rabbit’s hole (Photo: Michael Scott/ Caters News)

It was reportedly also once used by followers of a black magic cult (Photo: Caters News Agency)

The cave is near the Shropshire village of Albrighton (Photo: Caters News Agency)

The Knights Templar were active from 1119 to the beginning of the 1300s, although the exact dates are disputed (Photo: Caters News Agency)

There are many inscriptions on the cave walls (Photo: Caters News Agency)

Candles are used to illuminate the inside of the cave (Photo: Caters News Agency)

It is not known exactly when the cave was dug, but it is thought around 700 years ago – although some believe it was much later in the 17th century (Photo: Caters News Agency)

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