Do We Finally Know How the Holy Grail Disappeared?

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The story of the Holy Grail has spawned numerous works of fiction and fantasy, including popular films. The truth about the actual whereabouts of the cup is less clear.

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It is undeniable that Jesus used an actual cup for the consecration, and that this cup is a historical object, not a myth.

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How did an onyx cup thought to be the Holy Grail disappear from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in 909 AD? This historian’s breakthrough might provide some intriguing answers.

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The researchers had been investigating Islamic remains in the Basilica of San Isidoro when they came across medieval Egyptian parchments that mentioned that the holy chalice had been taken from Jerusalem to Cairo.

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And then given to an emir who ruled an Islamic kingdom on Spain’s Mediterranean coast in return for the help he gave to famine-stricken Egypt.

Even if there is a Holy Grail, proving that it indeed was the goblet used by Jesus would be nearly impossible.

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