5. The Templars visited Phoenician trading city and could easily find ancient geographic papers - the Phoenicians, it is very likely anchored from US shores. Famous Card Turkish admiral Piri Reis changed our perception about the geographical knowledge in the old days. 6. After the collapse of the Chevalier of the Temple of the Iberian Peninsula dispersed in various more or less the same orders: in Spain - Calatrava, in Portugal - the Order of Christ, based specifically on their plan. Known: Columbus and the company studied and archives kartularii Calatrava before inspire Isabella the Catholic. And a little later than the Spanish fleet safely reached America in the hope of rich pickings.