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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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jcajunque April 01 2014 at 5:39 PM

The rented room that they used for the passover dinner would not have provided an onyx cup. Most likey would have been fired earthen ware/clay mug or cup. It should be very simple in design. But here's the big question: Who thought to save it for posterity?

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gibby1208 jcajunque April 01 2014 at 5:53 PM

P.T. Barnum.

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amerlith1 April 01 2014 at 6:29 PM

The fact thati it is jewel encrusted and made of what looks to be gold makes me strongly believe that while this chalice may have belonged to someone of religious importance, don't know who, it wasn't the chalice used by Jesus Christ. We are taught that JC lived his life simply and without royal fanfare, why would he have such an elaborate drinking glass? How would he have afforded it especially given the fact that he always told others to give their riches to the poor and follow him. Now while a modern day preacher man/woman may feel that sense of entitlement nothing I've ever been taught or read suggests that JC would have spent money so foolishly on a cup rather than help the poor. That said and the fact that today is April 1st, Happy April Fools Day to all those who are falling for this one.

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home amerlith1 April 01 2014 at 6:41 PM

You obviously didn't read the article well. The chalis is actually two different pieces. The original was made of plain onyx, sometime later it was surround with the gold and jewels. They are claiming the onyx part is the grail, not the gold and jewels that were added later by someone else.

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webtransactions amerlith1 April 01 2014 at 6:51 PM

they said the gold part was added after the fact. the cup, itself, is 'only' stone onyx. yes, it's onyx, but at least it's stone--and no precious metals.

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hman570 April 01 2014 at 6:30 PM

I don't think that is the Holy Grail. I don't think that Jeuse would not have had such an elaberate cut to drink from. That is just my feelings people so don't blow a gasket.

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vctbella April 01 2014 at 12:25 PM

I think the cup Jesus drank from would be a poor man's cup...not so ornate!

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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

You are correct about that. Anything used would have looked as they do on the following linked website:


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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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flaybee1 April 01 2014 at 6:38 PM

Our lives are governed by choices...If you choose to follow Jesus fine!! If not that is fine,too. He never forced anyone to follow him, He only invited them and the same is true today so let us be like him and let others make their own choice but at the same time do not condemn me for my choice. I have chosen to follow Him so altho the findings of the shroud and the cup are exciting they are not what Jesus is all about. He came with a message of LOVE and forgiveness.. He was not judgmental or unkind. This is the message CHRISTians should be sending to the world by their actions. A cup and a piece of clothing means nothing and should not take our eyes off of the person who they may or may not have belonged to.

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Jerry flaybee1 April 01 2014 at 7:02 PM

Amen Flaybee! If Christians would spend 1/10 of the time loving people as thay do judging them the Church would be seen much differently by society. Christians do more damage to the image of Christianity than Satan himself. Judgement is God's perogative and is required by His rightousness.

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flaybee1 Jerry April 01 2014 at 8:21 PM

Thank you Gods judgment was satisfied in Jesus so now as a CHRISTian the only msg I have is God loves you... Give him a chance. :-) My actions as a CHRISTian are the only bible some will ever read.

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kostas April 01 2014 at 6:45 PM

The cup used by Jesus would have been made out of clay or wood, But clay was more abundant
so clay is the best bet,
I think they are looing for tourists,

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guitarflight April 01 2014 at 6:52 PM

It is unlikely that such simple living people such as Jesus and the disciples would have had such an elaborate cup.

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missimin guitarflight April 01 2014 at 7:01 PM

I was thinking the same thing. Jesus would only have something that expensive if Joseph of Arimathea gave it to him.

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gordonrobroy guitarflight April 01 2014 at 7:02 PM

right on---he was the simplest of men--must have been the tin can of the day...

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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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