The location of the Holy Grail has made yet another appearance in the main stream media. Grail Seekers everywhere are now directed to the land of geothermal power, Björk, glaciers, and The Sugarcubes;
The pair believes the final depository of the Grail is in a five meter secret passage in the rural district Hrunamannahreppur (try saying that five times real fast, or finding it on Goggle Earth for that matter). The area in question is near the Kjölur
The Iceland Review article doesn’t go into much detail on how the duo came to believe the Grail lay in
In the article Gianazza goes into great detail on how they were able to pinpoint the location of the Grail using art and literary references. Botticelli, Da Vinci, and Dante are all indicted as co-conspirators in encoding the location of the Grail in their works. The Botticelli and Da Vinci connections and evidence is a little tenuous. Gianazza points out the same vague hidden geometry that we’ve seen since the Tomb of God was published.
Call me dumber than a sack of hammers, but I’ve never seen the significance of the points that most theorists chose to find their hidden geometry/meaning in paintings. Or for that matter why some elements of a painting have significance while others do not. Gianazza points out in Botticelli’s painting Spring, that five of the nine figures encode a date. What significance do the other figures have? One would think that all the elements would hold significance. Maybe art just isn’t my thing…
The lynch pin of their theory is that the Divine Comedy was written as an allegorical to a trip Dante made to
That’s not quite all. The most promising gem of the whole theory is buried at the bottom of the article. Gianazza states: “He [Thórarinn Thórarinsson] has told me that in the official historic records of Iceland it is stated that in 1217, during the meeting of the Althing – the Parliament established in 930 – the leader and poet Snorri Sturlusson appears next to what the text defines “80 knights from the south, all dressed and armed in the same fashion” and is elected as commander for that year.” Of course the inference is that the 80 knights mentioned are the Knights Templar.
I know there’s half a dozen possibilities of who those Knights were. But, there’s no reason that the Templars wouldn’t have shown up in
Finally, Gianazza has conducted georadar and electric tomography measurements of the area he’s pinpointed. According to the scan pictured in the Hera article, there does seem to be some mass below the surface. I guess sometimes it doesn’t matter how you get there, as long as you do. Since the blessings of the Icelandic authorities have been given to dig, there could be news very soon on what actually lies beneath the lichen.