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September 5, 2003 5:16 PM   Subscribe

Rennes-le-Chateau is a small French village with a grand cathedral of mystery and speculation. Read up on the mad priest, the Knights Templar, the Cathars, a lost treasure, coded parchments, including unusual spinoff theories.
posted by moonbird (12 comments total)

 
Woah: watch out for that "parchments" link! It has some sort of Outlook-installable thing! Why do web pages need to install Outlook-plugins?
posted by reality at 6:10 PM on September 5, 2003


Yikes... I use a script blocker on IE, so I must've missed it! The nerve of those naughty ne'er do wells!
posted by moonbird at 6:15 PM on September 5, 2003


sounds like the Synarchy have been confusing fact from fiction again...dammit, who let them out of Agartta this time?!
posted by dorian at 6:25 PM on September 5, 2003


Check out Dagobert's Revenge Magazine to read speculations from people who take the Rennes-Le-Chateau thing very seriously.
posted by PaleFire at 7:05 PM on September 5, 2003


I get all my Rennes-le-Chateau news via The Daily Grail.

Even if you think all these people are crazy, I highly recommend that you read Holy Blood, Holy Grail. The whole Rennes-le-Chateau story is a wonderful story, even if you think its all just a bedtime story.
posted by anastasiav at 7:40 PM on September 5, 2003


Also, I love the textads this thread has generated. All Masonic shopping, all the time!
posted by anastasiav at 7:51 PM on September 5, 2003


Wait... I'm reaching back, back... back into the past...
posted by languagehat at 8:12 PM on September 5, 2003


Wait... I'm reaching back, back... back into the past...

I think calling this a double post is certainly a stretch. The links are not the same, this is a well researched, multiple link FPP...whereas the link you noted (which is almost 2 years old) only mentioned the Chateau in passing.
posted by dejah420 at 8:22 PM on September 5, 2003


The Chateau, etc., played a part in the mystery of "The DaVinci Code" (#2 at Amazon.com)
posted by jaronson at 8:29 PM on September 5, 2003


I know, I know, but I couldn't resist! You notice I only put that in the title attribute. Seriously, this is very well done, moonbird.
posted by languagehat at 8:45 PM on September 5, 2003


Even if you think all these people are crazy, I highly recommend that you read Holy Blood, Holy Grail. The whole Rennes-le-Chateau story is a wonderful story, even if you think its all just a bedtime story.

I find it all so fascinating, and really who knows? The possibility that any of these possibilities may be true, or even slightly so, makes subjects like the Rennes or Rosslyn Chapel (another Templars/Grail point of departure) all the more worthy of investigation, even if some of the ideas appear pretty whacked (albeit subjectively).

As for the book, I've been interested in checking it out.
posted by moonbird at 9:54 PM on September 5, 2003


This has to be my favorite treatment of this stuff. Anyone who hasn't read it, do yourself a favor, its excellent.
posted by Grod at 1:15 PM on September 6, 2003


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