This rabbit hole looks regular at first, but it’s actually an entrance to The Caynton Caves, a 700-year-old underground hideout. Located in Shropshire, England, this ancient space belonged to The Knights Templar, a feared Catholic military order that built its power and wealth by fighting in the Crusades.

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Later the caves were used by druids, pagans, and secretive religious sects, looking for a safe ceremony space. However, it was shut down by landowners in 2012 after they got sick and tired of a never-ending stream of visitors. Birmingham-based photographer Michael Scott managed to get inside and document the mythical place in pictures.

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“If you didn’t know it was there you would just walk right past it,” Michael said. “It’s probably less than a metre underground, so it’s more into the field than under it.” The 33-year-old brought back some remarkable shots that truly capture the essence of these eerie caves.

 

 

 

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Legend of the Holy Grail and the Knights Templar by PITN

Legend of the Holy Grail