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Is a cup on display in a Spanish cathedral the actual Holy Grail ?

By T.K. Randall
April 15, 2022 · Comment icon 10 comments

Has the Holy Grail been in plain sight all along ? Image Credit: Jose Claudio Antolinez
Some researchers believe that the long-sought relic is actually situated in Spain's Valencia Cathedral.
Few artefacts have inspired more debate and intrigue throughout history than the fabled Holy Grail, the cup said to have once held the blood of Christ.

There have been many interpretations of the Grail legend over the centuries - including one suggesting that it was in fact the wife of Jesus, Mary Magdalene - but the most common interpretation indicates that the Grail was a physical chalice or drinking vessel.

The search for the cup's whereabouts is now so legendary that it has become synonymous with the search for anything valuable or revolutionary, however to date its location remains elusive, with historians unable to even agree on whether it even existed at all.

In recent years, however, some historians have grown to believe that an ancient cup, which currently sits on display in Spain's Valencia Cathedral, might be the very thing they've been searching for.

Legend indicates that the Holy Grail is comprised of two parts - a cup made of reddish-brown agate stone and a carved gold reliquary on which the cup sits.
Previous analysis has suggested that the cup in Valencia dates back to the time of Jesus and originated in Egypt or Palestine - the only places where this particular agate can be found.

Curator Jose Verdeguer, who is as knowledgable as anyone can be on the subject, suggests that the Grail may have been taken when St Mark fled Jerusalem during the Roman invasion of 70 CE.

After settling in Rome, he argues, the Grail was passed down between various Popes before ending up in Valencia sometime in the 15th Century.

As things stand, however, it is almost impossible to know for sure if any of this is true.

Source: BBC News | Comments (10)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Davros of Skaro 2 years ago
I'm surprised they don't have the crumbs from the bread that was broken.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Tatetopa 2 years ago
I thought Indiana Jones and his dad already found that.
Comment icon #3 Posted by joc 2 years ago
The Holy Grail is in the same place...the exact same place...as the bones of JC.  In a vault, in the deepest, most private domains of Vatican City, guarded to the extreme by the Holy See!   
Comment icon #4 Posted by Jon the frog 2 years ago
Comment icon #5 Posted by Golden Duck 2 years ago
New Zealand has it.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Mr Walker 2 years ago
Not according to Dan Brown.  
Comment icon #7 Posted by locomekipkachelfantje 2 years ago
This: In the 15th century, English writer John Hardyng invented a fanciful new etymology for Old French san-graal (or san-gréal), meaning "Holy Grail", by parsing it as sang réal, meaning "royal blood".[10][11] This etymology was used by some later medieval British writers such as Thomas Malory, and became prominent in the conspiracy theory developed in the book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, in which sang real refers to the Jesus bloodline.[12]
Comment icon #8 Posted by Golden Duck 2 years ago
A rugbologist wasn't the protagonist on the trail of a Presidential toupee in Deception Point.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Piney 2 years ago
Now we know what listening to waaay too much Bucks Fizz does to the grey matter........
Comment icon #10 Posted by Phantom309 2 years ago
I found it, I found it: 

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