Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade: Historical Movie Analysis

How historically accurate (or inaccurate) is the classic adventure film “Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade”? Does the Holy Grail really exist? What were the Crusades really about? Was there really a Cross of Coronado? Was the tank shown in the film accurate? Is the Canyon of the Crescent Moon a real place? What about that temple shown in the movie? How does Venice work? Were German Zeppelin airships like the way they were portrayed here? Is that Charlemagne quote accurate? Is Indiana Jones a good teacher? In this deep dive video we’ll answer all these questions and more as we try to put this beloved classic to the historical test.

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