History Channel's "Decoding the Past The Templar Code" surveys history of the Knights. "For nearly two centuries, the Knights Templar was the most powerful order in the medieval world. Today the group’s legacy is played out in an array of Hollywood blockbusters and numerous works of popular literature. Despite the Knights’ long reign of power, the order experienced a sudden collapse in the early fourteenth century when certain members stood accused of unspeakable crimes and were subsequently tortured and killed. This insightful program interviews some of the world’s leading biblical scholars and visits historic sites throughout Europe and the Near East to probe the past of this mysterious order. Did the Knights, as many believe, guard the Holy Grail? Or was the object of their attentions buried a thousand years before the birth of Christ? THE TEMPLAR CODE is an in-depth examination into the remarkable rise and rapid descent of the powerful and obscure Knights Templar," informs History Channel website.