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Book 'tells Jesus' family tree'

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An historical document purporting to give a complete family history of Jesus and other biblical figures has been found at Wales' national library.

The manuscript, believed to date from the 17th Century, has been likened to something which could appear in the best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code.

It is being analysed by experts at Christie's auction house in London.

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"With The Da Vinci Code hot at the moment I very quickly flicked to the 'M' section.

"This section claims that Jesus rid Mary Magdalene of seven demons and as a consequence she then became an assistant of his.

"Then there is a whole section crossed out which is quite mysterious," said Mr Hogan.
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Well done Ian.
My dowsing is saying that William Spencer is approx 80% correct in his written work.
My dowsing also says that he was acompanied by a young clairvoyant lady of approx 18 years of age who was particularly gifted to receive this information. Am told this work was kept quiet so as not to cause annoyance with the religious establishment.
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William Spenser document

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I only realised after I'd posted it that the story dates back to 2005.

According to this Western Mail report they just wanted to get it valued etc. so I presume the manuscript is still "locked in the dusty depths of the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth" as the reporter puts it (although it's not at all dusty - that's the reporter's imagination getting carried away with him!).

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German experts crack Mona Lisa smile

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BERLIN (Reuters) - German academics believe they have solved the centuries-old mystery behind the identity of the "Mona Lisa" in Leonardo da Vinci's famous portrait.

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Now experts at the Heidelberg University library say dated notes scribbled in the margins of a book by its owner in October 1503 confirm once and for all that Lisa del Giocondo was indeed the model for one of the most famous portraits in the world.

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Cathedral auctions Da Vinci props

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Paintings and statues used in The Da Vinci Code movie are being auctioned to raise money for Lincoln Cathedral.

The building was transformed into Westminster Abbey for the 2005 film after authorities in London refused to take part.

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The Holy Grail Hidden in Iceland?

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A group of scientists believe the Holy Grail and other lost objects, which according to Christian mythology were guarded by the Knights Templar, may be located in the rural district Hrunamannahreppur in southwest Iceland.

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Re: Church rattled by Da Vinci code

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Is that a real place? It sounds like something Steve Martin would say in 'The Man With Two Brains'.... :D :D :D
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Grahame Gardner wrote:Is that a real place? It sounds like something Steve Martin would say in 'The Man With Two Brains'.... :D :D :D
I expect who ever thought of it was clearing his throat at the time.

<cough>..<cough>..<cough>..<Hrunamannahreppur>..<cough> etc.

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Bwahahahahaha, okay, thats hilarious
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'No mystery here' say the Knights of Malta

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An ancient Roman Catholic order tried yesterday to dispel the conspiracy theories surrounding it as it buried its Grand Master.

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Templars are back?

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Almost 700 years after the Pope burned their leader at the stake, the Knights Templar are back. Or are they? Patrick Barkham tries to find out why the long-vanished order of Crusaders might suddenly be advertising in the press.

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:lol: :lol: :lol: Best laugh I've had in ages! Great stuff.
Members of Templar groups have called on Pope Benedict to make a formal apology; the Vatican instead issued a collector's edition of the documents for £4,000 a pop.
:D The Catholic church geezas have never been backward in recognising a fast buck opportunity!

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Templar Tomb found in France

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Just came across this...if you visit the website, make sure you've got broadband...

TOMB DISCOVERED IN FRANCE CONSIDERED KNIGHTS TEMPLAR –WHEN EXCAVATED, FINDINGS MAY CHALLENGE THE TENETS OF CHRISTIANITY

edited by mod. I.P. 31.3.12 - see this related thread: Magdalene tomb HOAX

EXPLORED IN NEW DOCUMENTARY ‘BLOODLINE’ PREMIERING MAY 9


LOS ANGELES, CA (April 17, 2008) – An underground tomb found in the Languedoc region of southwest France has been discovered, which may help substantiate the existence of a Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene bloodline, according to the new documentary BLOODLINE, premiering May 9 in New York and May 16 in Los Angeles. The rare find will be further examined at a Monday, May 5 news conference at the Jewish Museum in New York City. The chamber contains a mummified corpse on a rose-colored plinth under a shroud bearing the distinctive red cross of the Knights Templar, and is surrounded by wooden chests, revealing a cache of gold chalices and coins. The discovery has been reported to the French Government agency, Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Languedoc-Roussillon (DRAC-LR), and plans are underway for a full scale survey.


“After the Crusades, it was rumored that the Templars had discovered treasure underneath the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem that could debunk the Catholic Church’s doctrine,” said BLOODLINE director Bruce Burgess, of the unprecedented discovery of what appears to be an intact Knights Templar tomb. “This treasure was believed to be priceless relics - documents, the Holy Grail, even the embalmed remains of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene – which was then brought to southern France, and hidden.”


The subterranean chamber was discovered by an English adventurer, Ben Hammott, using a hidden code in the decor of the church at Rennes-le-Chateau left behind by the 19th century priest, Berenger Sauniére. The film team was able to gain access into the tomb by using a remote camera inserted through a small air shaft at the top of the chamber. (Clips visible at http://blip.tv/file/827329/)

Relics were not removed, although the team was able to extract a few hair strands from the corpse, which have undergone testing by the Paleo-DNA Laboratory at Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada. “Like most ancient or degraded samples, we knew our best chance for successful results would be to focus our efforts on mitochondrial DNA,” said analyst Renee Praymack Fratpietro. “We were able to determine a Middle Eastern maternal origin of the individual based on haplotyping information. After we found out where this hair sample came from, we realized the significance of this work."

BLOODLINE producer René Barnett concluded, “Given the DNA results, the region’s Templar history and the legend of priest Sauniere which indicated that he found a tomb in the area that could “shake the Vatican to its core,” we think this is a staggering find.”

The DRAC Commissioner in the region, Jean-Pierre Giraud said, “This is certainly a very intriguing discovery, but it's just too early to tell how important it is. We need to do a full survey of the site to determine the age of the corpse and the other items in the tomb. The archeology department of the DRAC-LR will be carrying out an examination of the site as soon as access has been made possible.”


The area surrounding Rennes-le-Chateau features prominently in the bloodline legend which follows the premise that Mary Magdalene escaped Jerusalem with child, sailed to France and settled in the region.


For the latest updates – including clips, press releases and updates on the dig - visit http://www.bloodlinethemovie.com.
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TOMB DISCOVERED IN FRANCE CONSIDERED KNIGHTS TEMPLAR –WHEN EXCAVATED, FINDINGS MAY CHALLENGE THE TENETS OF CHRISTIANITY
It was suggested to me, by a friend in Arizona, that this tomb was discovered by the priest Sauniere (sp), who lived at Rennes le Chateau, and he was then paid a great deal by the Catholic Church to (in the vernacular) "keep his gob shut about it !" That dowsed to be right !

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Re: Church rattled by Da Vinci code

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There's a great pod-cast interview with Henry Lincoln, the prime-mover behind the Holy Blood, Holy Grail book on THIS WEBSITE which has quite a stinging attack on the makers of the forthcoming Bloodline movie. Henry is on top form...!

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