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Historians claim holy grail found in Spanish church

Historians Claim Holy Grail Found In Spanish Church

It's a sacred object that's been shrouded in mystery for centuries. We're talking, of course, about the Holy Grail. Now, some historians claim they've discovered the legendary chalice.

ABC details how "two historians claim that this is the cup that Jesus drank from at the Last Supper. It had been on display in a church in Spain. The onyx goblet is now encased in a gold chalice."

But this time around, some say there's reason now to believe this is the real deal. The researchers spent three years studying it.

KFSN says "they say it's been there since the 11th century, and while scientific data proves the cup was made between 200 B.C. and 100 A.D., the scientists admit they don't know where the cup was for the first 400 years."

So, maybe this isn't the cup that Jesus drank out of during the Last Supper, but who knows?

The Irish Times explains the two historians behind the research say the onyx chalice is contained within another antique cup.

"The duo had initially been researching the history of some Islamic remains in the Saint Isidore basilica. However, their discovery of two medieval Egyptian documents which mentioned the chalice of Christ caused them to change course."

And Fox News reports, according to parchments, Muslims took the cup from Jerusalem to Cairo. Then it was given away, but eventually came into possession of King Ferdinand of Castile, who was a Christian.

We can't say for sure this latest discovery ever touched Christ's lips. If the Holy Grail does exist, historians have said said it could be anywhere from Jerusalem to Italy.

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belldon10 April 01 2014 at 7:14 PM

Ask Pope Francis if he thinks Jesus used a Gem encrusted gold chalice. I think not.

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Knuckles491 belldon10 April 01 2014 at 7:26 PM

The onyx cup is encased inside the fancy gold chalice. The cup inside is just a plain, bowl shaped thing.

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WendyBelle April 01 2014 at 7:00 PM

Who cares what kind of cup he drank out of? It could be a red solo cup for all I'm concerned. The fact is he was an amazing man, teacher and mentor to his followers and changed the way the world looked at organized religion, which he preached against, only to become one of the most organized religions in history. He preached to us to love our neighbor like we love ourselves. Love, wow, not money, not buildings, not material wealth, but about loving our selves and those we care for. Very simple things that unfortunately have left us with everything but.

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WendyBelle WendyBelle April 01 2014 at 9:18 PM

Watch this documentary...With One Voice....Netflix.
The common denominator in all modern religion is love.
Love, not trying to push your beliefs on anyone else, but learning to love yourself and those that surround you. Does that seem to simple? Is it too hard to grasp for some? Obviously it has to be or there would be so much dissident in these opinions. Organized religion is exactly what it is, organized. No room for error, no room for doubt. It's this way or the highway or else get out. Is this the teachings of Jesus? Im not even in to organized religion for this very purpose, but I believe man(woman) have sympathy and empathy for their fellow kind. For this very reason, you have to look more into the history of the bible, old and new testaments. Its a story, a wonderful story of what people remembered and passed on through generartions with their testaments of what came before them. No one sat down to recall, take pictures or video to record these happenings. So, if you weren't personally there, how could you actually know what happened 3000 years ago? Oh because the Bible says it did? And exactly how many times has the bible been translated? How many different people told the story of Jesus after his death? How many of them came to the same conclusions word for word? None. Im not denying the bible or Jesus, I'm just saying, you can't take it word for word. Find your own spiritual beliefs within your heart no matter the religion. For it is just a guide to land you on the right path to a happy life!

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adhocal April 01 2014 at 11:08 PM

Be serious....there is no way that the disciples who could hardly scrounge up enough money to eat and exist would have a cup like this either in their possession or would have access to it. If you want to believe the writings about him, Jesus would not have used trappings like this at the Passover meal. This is just another scam, either being perpetrated now, or perpetrated eons ago and people are still buying into it. Just like all the "bones" or the "wood" from the cross. Ye gods people..get real and get a life.

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jechandle adhocal April 01 2014 at 11:53 PM

Truly as you say, how would people of such meager means have something worth a kings ransom.
An interesting extrapolation on the though that "Jesus would not have used such trappings" is how can so many so-called Christians resolve such a basic tenet of his teachings with Churches building all the elaborate structures, and accumulating such wealth. They just built a Mormon temple nearby, its glistening white walls, and gold statue set atop the spire, and I have to wonder if any of those people have read the Four Gospels.
Not to single the Mormons out by any means. The Catholics have some pretty bangin' digs here and there starting with their own sovereign City State, not to mention all the abbeys in England Henry VIII forced them to vacate which became peerages to the Dukes and Earls.
How wealth is an obstacle to spiritual growth is covered repeatedly, and distinctly in Christian teachings from Jesus telling the wealthy young man that the best way for him to get to heaven was to "sell all you have, and give it to the poor. . . " to the observation that "the love of money is at the root of all sin."
If one ascribes to The Bible, it is absurd to believe that it's God's will for one to have, and hoard material abundance.

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IMZARIN2 April 01 2014 at 12:24 PM

When anyone says "anything" is connected with Jesus of Nazareth, I have serious doubts. First of all, the cup that may have touched his lips during the last supper would have been the humblest and simplest of objects. Nothing Jesus would have possessed would have been anything but the most common of objects. So an onyx cup is difficult to accept. Moreover, the etiology of any object connected to his life most likely could not be traced back far enough to be remotely reasonable. That is because a gap of 400 years exists between the times in which he supposedly lived and when it was government policy in the Eastern Roman Empire (under Justinian) to find such objects. Anyone could have claimed anything was touched by him and get away with it. If all the pieces of wood connected to the cross Jesus was supposedly crucified on could be reassembled, you could probably build a house with them. The only proof the Catholic Church might accept is if a verifiable miracle could be connected to this cup and even that would be debatable.

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orion15stars IMZARIN2 April 01 2014 at 12:56 PM

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renner1234 April 01 2014 at 2:41 PM

Life goes no matter who had the cup.

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glenn_stark April 01 2014 at 2:42 PM

People will make money off anything, even this.

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solunets glenn_stark April 01 2014 at 2:58 PM

Why I did not think about it, you got and thank you

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pty014372 April 01 2014 at 12:20 PM

I wish at least one person had actually read the story and paid attention to the video. They are saying the "Holy Grail" is the onyx cup within the gold outer piece. Whether it is real or not, it does not excuse the idiocy shown by 99% of the posters on AOL/HP.

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aljoramaggio April 01 2014 at 2:44 PM

It may or may not be "The Holy Grail."
All that is known is that it is an onyx cup, dating from that time, which was later encased in gold and jewels.
What we do know, is that the Passover Seder celebrated by Jesus and His disiples took place in Jerusalem, in the room of a home, borrowed for the occasion.
It may have been the home of one of His more wealthy or prosperous supporters.
Certainly, the best Passover dishes would have been available for their use, to celebrate the occasion.
As far as anyone knows, Jesus probably drank from all kinds of vessels, same as anyone else.
From the simple earthen jar (or tin cup) of the woman at the well of Jacob, to the fancy onyx, gold or silver cups at the home of the wealthy man, where He dined, and was approached and anointed by the repentant woman , with the expensive nard.

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Shirleyjean aljoramaggio April 01 2014 at 2:53 PM

You just said what I was thinking. Right on.

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twolfforth April 01 2014 at 11:19 PM

Pullet, You apparently are just mouthing off, repeating what someone else said. if you will do your research you will find that there are more references to "the Christ " in secular writings by Roman and Greek and other historians that had no connection to Christianity or Christ, than there are to some of the Caesars that lived at that time and so on your logic they dont exist either?? Where the facts go look them up, here I will help you type "secular references to christ' in your search engine. you will find Cornelius Tacitus ,
Suetonius: Roman historian,
Pliny the Younger: Roman governor, Tallus: Tallus was a secular historian and a bunch of others theres your facts if you care to look on your own. "Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed, and most biblical scholars and classical historians see the theories of his non-existence as effectively refuted." Let me know if you need more help.

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Karen twolfforth April 01 2014 at 11:44 PM

Ah Rome and Romans; the place where most of the myths, legends, fables and BS about "gods" come from.

You know; from "Romans". And you want somebody to take the words of a superstitutious and/or manipulative bunch of people who had a belief in something so incredibly ridiculous but so very "monetarily benefical" to those in charge " that worked beyond all logic, as "reference"?

Maybe in the art of "fraud", "hoaxers" and "manipulators of fools", but as a reliable source of fact?

Nah, not so much.........................Are you mad?

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ieufaka Karen April 02 2014 at 12:27 AM

... Dear Karen, you also forgot to mention Temple Square, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH !

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starstrz Karen April 02 2014 at 1:02 AM

I have to agree... Rome built the "Pantheon" !! The Temple for ALL GODS! But just don't forget that in the Hebrew Language Bible (i.e. the original writing) does not name Jesus or Christ. Only in a later European conglomeration is the word and idea of "Jesus" created... for exactly all the wrong reasons as all (European, North American, South American, African, Indian, Asian, Earthling, etc.,) indigenous people who were killed in Christianity's conviction did and shall suffer regarding their religious and cultural affinity and significance...

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teligraphix April 01 2014 at 12:18 PM

Did any of you read the article? The ornamentation was added much later. This was a simple stone chalice carved from onyx. The gold and jewels were added later to celebrate the chalice being used by Jesus.

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