Columbus wasn't the first to discover America. Hardly groundbreaking nowadays, but what is truly startling, and what Templars in America reveals, is just how many different cultures actually did voyage to the New World. From ancient Greece and Rome, to Africa, Phoenecia, Egypt, Celts, Vikings... the list goes on and on. And although dogmatic academia still refuses to acknowledge anything other than Native American and post-Columbian exploration and settlement of America, there are a growing number of scientists, and commentators, such as Joseph Cambell, who have upheld pre-Columbian contacts. Perhaps most startling is the connection between Rex Deus, the supposed bloodline of Christ, the Knights Templar, and their link to America. Authors Wallace-Murphy and Hopkins detail the Venetian connection between these two mystery threads and how they ended up in the New World in the late 1300s. It is a story with many twists and turns, worthy of an historic mystery novel---another example of the truth being stranger than fiction. This adventure takes readers from the crusades in the Holy Land, through court and financial intrigues of Venice and then Normandy, to a tale of exploration linked throughout to the Templars and the Holy Bloodline.The protagonists of this story are Henry St. Clair of the Orkney Islands, then part of Normandy, and Carlo Zeno, a Venetian trader. Wallace-Murphy and Hopkins detail how they and their heirs made a concerted effort to find the New World and succeeded. They examine proof of the early explorers' peaceful and mutually beneficial contact with the Canadian Mi'kmaq people and traces the influece of imported Mi'lmaq thought in Europe after the end of these explorations. Although accounts of the voyage were supressed and lost to history, the full story is told here, including the continuing Templar influence on Freemasonry and the founding of the USA.