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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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NYRockstv April 01 2014 at 5:41 PM

Cool can we drink from it , hold it , touch it ? That Rocks !

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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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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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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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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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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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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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