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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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muted3 April 01 2014 at 11:14 AM

I don't think we will ever know for certain which chalice was the "holy grail" of Christ. Even if this one dates to the right time, there were still many goblets, chalices and cups out there at the same time.

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mscttf April 01 2014 at 11:31 AM

We will never know if it is the chalice used by Jesus. We do know that it is a well preserved artifact of great historical value.

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flysalot2 April 01 2014 at 11:33 AM

Looks like a cup made especially for a King and not a pauper. It could never be proved except for possibly back dating +/- a few hundred years. Hell, people will stand in line to see a tree trunk that resembles the Virgin Mary.

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Your Excellency flysalot2 April 01 2014 at 11:39 AM

Again, the writer of the news story explains the gold was added later to a relatively modest cup in keeping with Christ's habits at the Last Supper.

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snowmansmasher April 01 2014 at 11:35 AM

baaahaha yeah, a very poor man like Jesus would be drinking out of a pimp cup. The cup he had is most likely made of clay. lets be honest.

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mdhotnhoutx snowmansmasher April 01 2014 at 11:50 AM

or likely made of onyx....... duh..... the gold was added much later; this was typical treatment for relics of much baser materials... to embellish with gold and jewels centuries later

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jchrisculp April 01 2014 at 11:36 AM

That is definately not the cup of a wood carver, Jesus was poor they would not have used gold.

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mdhotnhoutx jchrisculp April 01 2014 at 11:43 AM

What is with you morons!?!?! Try reading the article..... The gold was added to the onyx. MUCH later. Onyx would have been very common as a drinking cup in Christ's time and in Jerusalem

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dws51564 mdhotnhoutx April 01 2014 at 11:55 AM

Not for someone like Jesus. Wood or pottery is much more likely.

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joan jchrisculp April 01 2014 at 11:47 AM

FYI, Jesus was not poor.

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netecutli April 01 2014 at 11:35 AM

What is this faux news? No one is making any such claims. The challis is known to have been made for one of the daughters of King Fernando and Isabel of Spain. If there has been a Jesus who drank his own blood, he would've used a wooden or clay cup not gold and certainly not with jewels.

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welch995 netecutli April 01 2014 at 11:42 AM

CNN a real reliable news source. Actually none of them are they play to your political persuassion

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tx383 netecutli April 01 2014 at 11:55 AM

Nor one of onyx, as the story claims.

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jrsatty April 01 2014 at 11:21 AM

Didn't anyone see Indiana Jones? The Holy Grail, if there is one, would have been made simply and not ornately. While I don't rely on the movie for this comment, it is clear in the Bible that anything truly Holy would not be ornate.

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flyingfortresb17 April 01 2014 at 11:20 AM

There is no real way to prove the cup is the one used at the last supper and unless God comes down to say different it will remain an unproven idea.

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Erin April 01 2014 at 11:18 AM

Any coincidence that this is being reported on April 1st?

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Dominicll Erin April 01 2014 at 11:27 AM

Oops, forgot what day it was. Good call.

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flysalot2 Erin April 01 2014 at 11:37 AM

Oops forgot. I think we have been had. Thanks for reminding me.

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jcc2830 April 01 2014 at 11:35 AM

Whats the difference if it is the cup, it has no power. The power is in the Holy Spirit.

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mdhotnhoutx jcc2830 April 01 2014 at 11:50 AM

NO MORON, the cup of Christ can heal and prolong life..... don't you ever go to the movies!?!?!?!

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