Jewish elders feared, a Roman invasion led by Titus, would plunder the Holy Land, and seize their priceless treasure which included the Essene and Cabalistic scrolls.
How right they were for, for Roman General and later Emperor, Titus son of Emperor Vespasian, campaigned in Judea, where he besieged and almost destroyed Jerusalem in 70AD.
These Jewish elders hid their treasure, and fled to Europe, where many married into noble families. Twenty-four became patriarchs, known as the “Rex Deus” families.
Hundreds of years passed by, and the secret location of the Jewish treasure, was passed down through the families, until the First Crusade. Knighted members of the “Rex Deus” joined holy warriors, with a dual purpose, defeating Moslems and recovering family treasure.
The original knights of the nine Knights Templar were either born or related to the Rex Deus families. Godfrey de Boullion was one of these and a French General, who led his forces against the Saracens during the First Crusade. King Baldwin II of Jerusalem cousin to Godfrey de Boullion, played his part in the retrieval of their family treasure, by granting the Al-Aqsa Mosque, to be used by the Knights Templar.
Information handed down, through the centuries, led the knights to the family treasure, buried under what was Solomon’s stables. It took nine years to excavate four large trunks of treasure and scrolls.
With the death of King Baldwin II, the knights left the Holy Land, bound for Europe. They stopped off at St.Omer in Flanders, where the document known as the “Heavenly Jerusalem” was copied, and can now be found at the University of Ghent’s Library in Belgium.
Following a special ceremony taken by Pope Honorius III at the Council of Troyes in 1128. Hughes de Payen and Andre de Montbard, delivered the four trunks of treasure to Kilwinning in Scotland, home of the Grand Lodge of Freemasonry.
The four trunks of treasure resided at Kilwinning for many years before being moved to Rosslyn Castle, near Edinburgh, home of the Sinclairs. The Sinclairs were one of the “Rex Deus” families, and legend has it, they became entwined with the Knights Templar when Catherine de Saint Clair married Hughes de Payen, before he took the vows of a monk in 1128. With a Sinclair Templar bond, one can understand why much knights, treasure ended up in Scotland, and when they fled France in 1307, more treasure made its way to Scotland, and into the coffers of the Sinclair clan.
When fire broke out at Rosslyn Castle, four trunks of Templar Treasure was moved to Rosslyn Chapel, which was under construction. One has to ask, was Rosslyn Chapel its planned destination?
Historical information tells us, four large trunks from the Holy Land, have made their way into a vault within the chapel’s crypt.
Rosslyn Chapel’s construction is a copy of Solomon’s Temple. As such, these trunks have been placed in a copy building which resembles Solomon’s Temple.