The Star of Sultan Saladin
Star of Sultan Saladin
The star on the sundial.

Production Number

1-09 (9)


January 23, 1994


Silver Snakes


Lea Hathaway & Steve

Artifact Location

The Observatory

Pendants of Life

Temple Layout


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The Keys to the Alhambra (Production/Completion Order)
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The Star of Sultan Saladin is the ninth episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. It was the seventh episode completed and the 38th aired.

Moat Crossing


"Swim the Rope Over" moat

One player from each team held a rope prior to the start of the event. When Kirk said "go", that player took the rope across the moat as quickly as possible. Once across, she climbed out, wrapped the base of the rope around the pole, pulled it tight, sat down, and braced herself with her feet. Then, her partner grabbed on the upper rope and walked himself across the lower rope. As soon as the second teammate stepped on the deck, it was his duty to hit the gong.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
1st Blue Barracudas 0:21
2nd Red Jaguars 0:22
3rd Silver Snakes 0:23
4th Green Monkeys 0:24

Steps of Knowledge


The two greatest warriors of the Crusades were Richard the Lionheart of England and Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn (modernized as "Saladin"), the Sultan of Egypt and Syria. For two years, Richard had tried to capture the city of Acre, but the city had held out while Saladin attacked Richard from behind. Finally, Acre surrendered, but Richard's men were too tired to continue fighting Saladin. The time had come for them to meet face-to-face. Saladin bowed low and presented Richard with his favorite jewel: a giant opal called the Star of Saladin. "For my worthy opponent," he said. Richard thanked Saladin for the gift, and they signed a treaty which ended the fighting. Soon, Richard set out for England, but the opal was stolen from him during the journey.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Was Saladin's title…?
  • King
  • President
  • Sultan
Blue Barracudas (Wrong Answer)
Red Jaguars (Correct - 2 steps left)
Was Richard the Lionheart king of…?
  • Switzerland
  • England
Red Jaguars (Correct - 1 step left)
Did the Crusaders want to capture the Holy Land because…?
  • The Europeans wanted to make pilgrimages there
  • They wanted to import camels
  • It was a great place for Winter vacation
Blue Barracudas (Did not realize Olmec only accepts the full answer)
Red Jaguars (Swept - Advanced to Temple Games)
Which of these went on the Crusades?
  • Knights
  • Vikings
  • Commandos
Silver Snakes (Correct - 2 steps left)
Which of these Middle Eastern cities did Richard attack during the Crusade?
  • Babylon
  • Troy
  • Acre
Silver Snakes (Correct - 1 step left)
Which of these seas did Richard sail across to get to the Holy Land?
  • Mediterranean
Silver Snakes (Swept - Advanced to Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Red Jaguars are 13-year-olds Leslie and Tom. The Silver Snakes are 13-year-olds Lea Hathaway and Steve.

Storming Acre (Climbing Wall)


When Kirk said "go", one player from each team climbed to the top of the wall, grabbed a brick, and stuck it to his helmet. Then, he climbed back down and dropped the brick in his basket. Each player repeated this process until one minute had elapsed or one competitor had placed six bricks in his basket. Steve beat Tom in this game, 5-4.

Gathering Crusaders (Bungee Soap Ramp)


When Kirk said "go", one player from each team climbed up the ramp on her knees, grabbed a soldier, stuck it to her helmet, slid back down, and dropped it in her bucket. The player with the most soldiers in her bucket after one minute won. Leslie managed to get one soldier in her bucket; Lea was unable to get any.

The Finest Warriors (Velcro Ball Toss)


When Kirk said "go", one player from each team took his place on the platform. His partner grabbed a ball from the basket and threw it, attempting to attach it to her partner's velcro shirt. The male partner can move and try to get hit by the ball. The team with the most balls attached to their respective velcro shirt after one minute won. The Silver Snakes beat the Red Jaguars, 11-10.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Red Jaguars Lost Won Lost ½ Pendant
Silver Snakes Won Lost Won 1½ Pendants

Temple Run


Lea starts by heading up into the Room of the Three Gargoyles. The first gargoyle she tried opened up the Wall Climb. She jumps down and opens the Throne Room but changes her mind to try the upper doors, neither of which opened. Lea heads into the Throne Room and sits on the throne, opening up the Spider's Lair. She makes her way across into the Tomb of the Ancient Kings where she meets a Temple Guard. She gives up her pendant, tries to open the Shrine of the Silver Monkey to no avail, opens the other Spider's Lair door, and then plows through the Stone Wall into the Dungeon. Lea climbs up into the shrine, assembles the silver monkey, and runs through the Room of the Golden Idols to the Observatory. She runs up, grabs the star, jumps down into the Wall Climb, makes her way out of the Cave of Sighs rooted on by an unencountered Temple Guard, and makes it past the gate with 27 seconds remaining.

Temple Run Results
Victory Yes (Solo - 0:27 left)
Reached the Artifact Yes
Temple Guard Locations

The Tomb of the Ancient Kings

The Cave of Sighs

Half Pendant Location See Possible Locations

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  • This is the first episode where contestants must attempt to retrieve an artifact is placed at the top of the central shaft.
  • The proper name for Richard I of England is actually Richard the Lionheart, not "the Lionhearted" as the Legend insists.
  • Lea Hathaway of the Silver Snakes was also a contestant on Get the Picture.
  • This is the first episode where a contestant encounters a Temple Guard in the Tomb of the Ancient Kings.
    • Lea is the only female contestant to meet a Temple Guard in the Tomb of the Ancient Kings as well as the only contestant who was not caught without a pendant and removed from the temple as a consequence.
  • This is the first episode where a contestant performs a Solo Run as well as the first solo victory.
  • The Orange Iguanas and Purple Parrots later appeared in The Pendant of Kamehameha, with the former wearing the same team color and the latter as the Green Monkeys.