Photographer Michael Scott recently stumbled upon a rabbit hole that lead him to the underground caves of the Knights Templar, a religious order that fought in the Crusades in the Middle Ages – if you can’t be bothered to read a history book, watch The Da Vinci Code for the condensed version.
Although successful in Western Europe, many of these badass (and at times, rather naughty) knights had to flee to England to escape persecution.
It’s in these super-cool, and super-secret caves historians believe the Knights used as a secret place of worship. If you don’t believe us, watch the video below:
Awesome, no? Scott found the rabbit hole that leads to the cave system – known as the Caynton Caves – in Shropshire, England. The incredible network of hidden caves lies roughly one meter below the surface in a local farmer’s field. According to a report by the BBC, it’s believed the Knights Templar carved the sandstone caves by hand (WOW) between the 17th and 19th centuries – when, they have no idea.
‘I traipsed over a field to find it, but if you didn’t know it was there you would just walk right past it,’ Scott told the BBC. ‘Considering how long it’s been there it’s in amazing condition, it’s like an underground temple,’ he continued.
Scott photographed and recorded his journey down the rabbit hole and throughout the caves, some, he said were so small ‘I had to enter on my hands and knees.’
Trip to wonderland anyone?
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