IBE: The remains of Arnau de Torroja, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, might have been discovered
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A sarcophagus found in the church of San Fermo de Maggiore, in Verona, Italy, revealed the remains of an old man covered with a silk shroud, revealing he was a preeminent person. According to the Carbon 14 dating, these remains belonged to 1020 – 1220, and this was consistent with the period in which Arnau de Torroja, the ninth Grand Master of the Knights Templar, lived.
If his identity is confirmed, he would be the first and only Grand Master identified to date. The identification will only be conclusive once a comparative analysis with the remains of his brother, Guillem de Torroja, entombed in Tarragona’s cathedral, is done. Carles Lalueza-Fox, principal investigator at IBE, is involved in this research.