The DaVinci Decode
April 7, 2012 8:34 AM Subscribe
The History of a Mystery
posted by marienbad (7 comments total)
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is a 1996 BBC Timewatch Documentary about Rennes-le-Château
and its 19th-century priest, Bérenger Saunière
From Wikipedia: "The entire area around Rennes-le-Château became the focus of sensational claims during the 1950s and 1960s involving Blanche of Castile, the Merovingians, the Knights Templar, the Cathars, the treasures of the Temple of Solomon that was the booty of the Visigoths that included the Ark of the Covenant and the Menorah (the seven-branched candlestick from the Temple of Jerusalem). From the 1970s onwards claims have extended to the Priory of Sion, the Rex Deus, the Holy Grail, ley lines, sacred geometry alignments, the remains of Jesus Christ, alleged references to Mary Magdalene settling in the south of France, and even Flying saucers. Well-known French authors like Jules Verne and Maurice Leblanc are suspected of leaving clues in their novels about their knowledge of the 'mystery' of Rennes-le-Château."
From Youtube: "Taking the claims of the writers of one of these books at face value at first, the programme then very carefully deconstructs the story, revealing it to be..."