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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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lodz61261 April 01 2014 at 1:45 PM

This wouldn't be the first medieval Christian fake relic

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cdrothfuss April 01 2014 at 7:28 PM

They said the actual grail that they're talking about is an onyx cup inside the ornate gold one. I can't imagine they would be drinking out of anything that looked like that.

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RptrbrdrAmerica April 01 2014 at 12:12 PM

As I read these posts; Everyone seems to be missing the point here. Don't look at the entire goblet as it is now. Look at the onyx cup only that would hold the wine only. Thet rest was probably added later as offten happens with relic's like this not only to enhance the item but to hide it in plane view.

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IMZARIN2 RptrbrdrAmerica April 01 2014 at 2:01 PM

Apparently, you are having trouble getting past the word "onyx"? Such a rare material would have been beyond the possession of such a humble man. And most likely, it is not the material of which a cup touched by the lips of Jesus of Nazareth would have been made. Especially at the Last Supper. More likely, this particular material appealed to the vanity of the person who originally purchased it. Someone, who was not poor and certainly did not concern himself with their concerns.

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Ernie April 01 2014 at 7:19 PM

The title says they discovered the Holy Grail. The story says --well maybe. They need to either confirm it some way, or get back to work looking.

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Beautiful April 02 2014 at 12:16 AM

Stolen from the Buddha.

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jalden4 April 02 2014 at 12:17 AM

Ain't Idolatry fun? Wait...

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ieufaka jalden4 April 02 2014 at 12:49 AM

... got one, and only one thing to tell you ... LORD BUDDHA is going to punish you! ... I know for sure, my statue of him has put on a sparking glowing aura and a crackling noise along with it; that reminds me of 'thunder-and-lightning' .

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prestonoid April 02 2014 at 12:18 AM

Indiana Jones was probably right. This one does not look like the cup that such a humble man as Jesus would use at a seder.
As the knight said, "He did not choose wisely..."
As there was in Ephesus at the time of Paul, there was a thriving market for "holy" artifacts during the Crusades when this cup made its way to Spain.
But it doesn't really matter. The "faithful" will throng to see this latest manifestation of Christendom's fixation on idolatry.

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LAURIE April 02 2014 at 12:18 AM

Let me guess......April Fools......

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chel54 April 01 2014 at 7:15 PM

I don't think Jesus would drink from that cup..HE probably shared a plain clay cup

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Carol & Abbey April 02 2014 at 12:22 AM

Seems awfully ornate for that meal, scripturally. Are they saying that somene "dressed it up" afterwards?

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ieufaka Carol & Abbey April 02 2014 at 12:45 AM

yes! ... it was BEDAZZLED with crystal beads and rinestones attached with Crazy Glue at a factory on the outskirts of Salt Lake City UT. ... the same location where them Golden Tablets and the Angel Moroni statues was manufactured for LDS organisation.

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