(ORDO NEWS) — Some researchers believe that the long-sought relic is located in the Spanish Cathedral of Valencia.
Few artifacts throughout history have generated more controversy and intrigue than the legendary Holy Grail, the chalice that is said to have once held the blood of Christ.
There have been many interpretations of the Grail legend over the centuries – including one suggesting that it was actually Jesus’ wife, Mary Magdalene – but the most common interpretation indicates that the Grail was a physical cup or drinking vessel.
The search for the location of the bowl has become so legendary that it has become synonymous with the search for something valuable or revolutionary, however, until now, its location remains elusive, and historians cannot agree on whether it existed at all.
In recent years, however, some historians have begun to believe that the ancient goblet now on display in the Valencia Cathedral in Spain may be the item they have been looking for.
According to legend, the Holy Grail consists of two parts – a chalice made of reddish-brown agate stone and a carved golden ark on which the chalice sits.
Previous analysis has shown that the bowl in Valencia dates back to the time of Jesus and was made in Egypt or Palestine, the only places where this particular agate can be found.
Guardian José Verdeguer, who is as knowledgeable on the subject as can be, suggests that the Grail may have been stolen when Saint Mark fled Jerusalem during the Roman invasion in 70 CE. He claims that after he settled in Rome, the Grail was stolen.
In his view, after the Grail settled in Rome, it was passed down between various popes and then ended up in Valencia in the 15th century.
However, at present it is almost impossible to know for sure whether all this is true.
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