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Masonic/Knights Templar grave carving Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago. Maltese Cross. In hoc signo vinces, Latin rendering of the Greek phrase "ἐν τούτῳ νίκα" en touto nika, "in this sign you will conquer."

In hoc signo vinces, Latin rendering of the Greek phrase "ἐν τούτῳ νίκα" en touto nika, "in this sign you will conquer.", the motto used by various Knights Templar.

Gravestoned: A Freemasonry symbol bonanza

The gravestone for Joseph Jones (d. is near the foot of the hill at the front of Oller Cemetery. The large tablet stone is a bonanza .

The sword of Godfrey of Bouillon on display in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Godfrey was a medieval Frankish knight who was one of the leaders of the First Crusade from 1096 until his death.

The sword of Godfrey of Bouillon on display in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Godfrey became the first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, although he refused the title "King"; as he believed that the true King of Jerusalem was Christ.

Skull and Crossbones with Sands of Time  Symbols of mortality and Viking runes are powerfully carved in this 17th century Scottish grave slab.  Dedicated to a member of the Campbell and Roy clans.  These symbols also have a relationship to the Knights Templar and the early Masonic order and are found in many old graveyards in Scotland.

Skull and Crossbones with Sands of Time Symbols of mortality and Viking runes…

This is the cross that inspired me for my tattoo.

Exclusive cover for a strategy games bundle edited in Spain and Italy by FX Interactive. The knight is directly inspired on the painting "The Black Prince of Crecy" by Julian Russell Story.

The first headquarters of the Knights Templar, on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Crusaders called it the Temple of Solomon and it was from this location that the Knights took their name

The first headquarters of the Knights Templar, on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Crusaders called it the Temple of Solomon and it was from this location that the Knights took their name

Chapelle des Templiers - peintures du Choeur

File:Metz - chapelles des Templiers, peintures paintings in the Templars' chapel in Metz, France.

Shepherds crooks, usually found on graves of Independent Order of Odd Fellows members, symbolizes the opening of earth to the heavens.

Grave stone symbols - Shepherds crooks, usually found on graves of Independent Order of Odd Fellows members, symbolizes the opening of earth to the heavens.

Butterfly Headstone - The butterfly’s life cycle is a symbol of the Victorian hope for their own life cycle:  life as a lowly caterpillar, death in a cocoon, and resurrection as a butterfly soaring to heaven.

Butterfly Headstone - The butterfly’s life cycle is a symbol of the Victorian hope for their own life cycle: life as a lowly caterpillar, death in a cocoon, and resurrection as a butterfly soaring to heaven.

"When darkness rapes the land, the Seraphs shall purify the Templars and lead the sacred swords to victory" - Ancient Prophecy of the Knights Templar +++nnDnn+++ I.H.S.V.

+++nnDnn+++ Latin: Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici), commonly known as the Knights Templar, the Order of the Temple (French: Ordre du Temple or Templiers) or simply as Templar