Key to the Sacred Pattern

28 December 2007

The Holy Grail Has Been Found, Again…

The news hit the streets yesterday, via the Evening Times, that historian and author Mark Oxbrow has put his hat in the ring for discovering the location of the Holy Grail. This marks the third time this year that the Grail has been found. The first was in June when Italian archeologist Alfredo Barbagallo announced that the Grail was in Basilica of San Lorenzo Fuori le Mura in Rome. Another location of the elusive Grail came from Ferhat Kanarya. He pinpointed the Grail’s resting place in the Hagia Sophia.

It would seem that Oxbrow has confirmed that Dan Brown was partially right, the Grail is in the Louvre. However, it does not rest under I.M. Pei’s pyramid. Oxbrow theorizes that the Grail has been on display in the Louvre for years, and no one has noticed it. That was until he and his wife visited the Paris museum.

Oxbrow’s Grail is actually the Patene de Serpentine, a jewel encrusted dish dating back in the 100BC to 100 AD range. The dish was used in Saint-Denis during the 15th century when the abbey was used for coronations of French royalty. Oxbrow feels that the use of the dish was the inspiration for Chretien de Troyes early literature about the Grail. "It's impossible to prove 100% that the Patene de Serpentine is the real Holy Grail.

But the Patene is a sacred medieval treasure that perfectly matches every detail of the earliest descriptions of the Grail.” said Oxbrow in the Evening Times article.

For years, Oxbrow has been doing research into the Grail world. In Rosslyn and the Grail , Oxbrow sought to set the record straight about Grail theory and the famous Scottish Chapel. The text takes Grail theorists Andrew Sinclair, Tim Wallace-Murphy, Knight and Lomas, and Baigent and Leigh to task about their claims about the Chapel. I’m curious how Oxbrow’s theory will fair under the same scrutiny he has put the other theorists to.

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