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September 11, 2003 6:13 AM   Subscribe

They come in quest of the Grail. Some people believe the Holy Grail is hidden someplace in or beneath this small fifteenth-century chapel near Edinburgh. Or maybe it contains other knowledge and relics acquired by the Knights Templar in Jerusalem. Or perhaps . . . well, there's not much that someone at some time has not believed about Rosslyn Chapel.
posted by Man-Thing (20 comments total)

 
Or maybe it contains other knowledge and relics acquired by the Knights Templar in Jerusalem.

I know Flitcraft would disagree.
posted by y2karl at 6:37 AM on September 11, 2003


"Well, I'll ask 'im, but I don't think 'e'll be very keen-- 'e's already got one, you see?"

(somebody had to say it)
posted by Robot Johnny at 7:06 AM on September 11, 2003


I am so bummed that I didn't know about Rosslyn Chapel when I visited Scotland - it looks stunning.

On another note, I now have scenes from Braveheart, Indiana Jones, and Monty Python in my head. It's a nice mix, actually.
posted by widdershins at 7:40 AM on September 11, 2003


It's a beautiful chapel. But it's all pointless speculation, isn't it? When Arthur awakes and crawls out from beneath the Hills, we'll just ride down by the Eildon Tree, see the future through the one split into three, and we'll ask 'im. But remember: Choose the sword.
posted by Shane at 7:49 AM on September 11, 2003


Whoa. Very beautiful. Time to dig out my favorite MacAulay and some old textbooks and get medievel gothic on my ass arse.
posted by Shane at 8:23 AM on September 11, 2003


The chapel also makes an appearance in the book "The Da Vinci Code" along with heaping helpings of occult/secret society speculation.
posted by ssmith at 8:46 AM on September 11, 2003


Come on, everyone knows that grail is here.
posted by gwint at 9:17 AM on September 11, 2003


One of the more entertaining bits of wild, unsubstantiated speculation would link the chapel to the not-too-far-off Roslin Institute. If you have the blood of Jesus, could you clone a new Messiah?
posted by gimonca at 9:19 AM on September 11, 2003


I second ssmith - The Da Vinci Code was one of those novels that brings together a good story with enough facts to make you want to know more - there's a lot in there about Roslin, the Knights Templar, and some interesting theories of the Grail... Definitely worth reading.
posted by whatzit at 9:54 AM on September 11, 2003


No, the grail is on Oak Island.
posted by Yossarian at 10:14 AM on September 11, 2003


Bob's Bar and Grail
(Double-size Jesus' Blood w/ any lg. burger.)
posted by Shane at 10:23 AM on September 11, 2003


I'm sorry ssmith and whatzit but the "Da Vinci Code" (which I am currently reading) is a re-hash of Umberto Ecos' "Foucault's Pendulum" - however it is more approachable than Umbertos' works - but I find it a little too swashbuckling.
posted by jkaczor at 10:33 AM on September 11, 2003


This recent thread was nicely mineable. Has anyone heard from Luther Blissett?
posted by roboto at 11:32 AM on September 11, 2003


Jesus, people, it's only a reverb pedal.
posted by arto at 12:39 PM on September 11, 2003


Nice thread! (Props to Man-Thing.) I mean, look, we have informative links, humor (but not to the point of derailleure), and no nasty flames. We should play like this more often.
posted by Shane at 1:05 PM on September 11, 2003


I thought Buffy already found the Holy Grail or the holy hand grenade or whatever the hell that is... Or was that the Gem of Amara? Wait. No, that was a ring...
posted by ZachsMind at 1:50 PM on September 11, 2003


Arthur and Bedevere followed the the grail to Castle Argh!, but the French beat them there. Then they got arrested. It made me laugh.
posted by John Shaft at 3:40 PM on September 11, 2003


"Oral sex! Oral sex!"
posted by lbergstr at 5:14 PM on September 11, 2003


Well, I could stay a bit longer...
posted by shadow45 at 4:25 AM on September 12, 2003


Just a little bit of peril....

(okay, someone stop this now)

Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?
posted by jokeefe at 7:46 AM on September 12, 2003


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