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  • British police raid pub in search for 'Holy Grail'

    08/07/2014 11:25:42 PM PDT · by goeken · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/7/2014 | William James
    LONDON (Reuters) - British police raided an English country pub this week in search of a stolen wooden relic believed by some to be the Holy Grail - a cup from which, according to the Bible, Jesus is said to have drunk at his final meal before crucifixion.
  • The REAL Last Crusade: Nazi search for the Holy Grail which inspired Indiana Jones

    03/25/2013 12:26:34 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25th March 2013 | Allan Hall
    'A new exhibition in Germany about archaeology under the Nazis shows how the regime launched a 'Last Crusade' expedition in wartime to find the Holy Grail from the Last Supper of Christ. In the 1989 Last Crusade movie, Indiana Jones played by Harrison Ford was on the quest for the grail - and he was in competition with the Nazis. Now truth turns out to be stranger than fiction in the exhibition 'Dig for Germania. Archaeology under the Swastika' in Bremen. It tells how S.S. chief Heinrich Himmler allegedly visited Spain during the war because he believed the grail was...
  • Twin spacecraft to enter lunar orbit this weekend

    12/28/2011 4:21:00 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    contracostatimes.com ^ | 28 Dec 2011 | City News Service
    PASADENA — Two JPL-managed spacecraft designed to study the gravitational fluctuations of the moon and provide insight into the evolution of our space neighbor were hurtling closer to the moon today, and were expected to settle into orbit for the new year. The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory spacecraft were launched Sept. 10 from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The first craft, GRAIL-A was scheduled to begin orbiting the moon at 1:21 p.m. Saturday, while its twin, GRAIL-B, was expected to reach orbit at 2:05 p.m. Sunday. "Our team may not get to partake in a traditional New Year's celebration, but...
  • NASA Launches Twin Spacecraft to Probe Inside the Moon

    09/10/2011 11:11:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    SPACE.com ^ | 10 September 2011 Time: 09:08 AM ET | Denise Chow,
    Two identical space probes are on their way to the moon, after launching today (Sept. 10) on NASA's newest lunar science mission aimed at unlocking mysteries of the moon that are hidden beneath its surface. Less than two hours after their launch, the twin Grail-A and Grail-B probes were deployed, setting them en route to their lunar destination.
  • 'Holy Grail' cancer vaccine that blasts tumours in weeks hailed as huge leap in fighting disease

    05/17/2010 11:36:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 1,176+ views
    Mail online ^ | 5/17/10 | Daniel Martin
    Scientists have developed a new jab which they hope will be a 'holy grail' cancer cure. The treatment, which will be tested on British patients over the next few months, can reverse and even cure malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. If it proves successful in large- scale trials, there are hopes that new forms could be developed to fight other forms of cancer, such as breast and prostate. Experts say it may even stop people getting cancer in the first place.
  • The Real History of the Holy Grail

    08/25/2009 2:39:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 1,350+ views
    ic ^ | August 25, 2009 | Sandra Miesel
      So glorious, so mysterious, the Holy Grail symbolizes an elusive object of desire.   Although now usually identified as the chalice of the Last Supper sought by Arthurian heroes, the Grail has been pictured as a dish, a ciborium, and even a white stone. Indeed, for a long time, its name had a rather mundane meaning.   The word "grail" is derived through Old French from the Latin gradale (by degrees) and refers to a type of deep platter from which foods were served -- course by course -- at a medieval banquet. "Grail" is first recorded in English in...
  • Could the Holy Grail rest in Ayrshire?...

    07/23/2009 7:31:34 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 61 replies · 1,266+ views
    The Times ^ | 19th July 2009 | Julia Belgutay
    New research debunks Rosslyn legend and finds Ayrshire had highest concentration of Templar properties Ayrshire's Kilwinning is a possible location for the Grail 'It is notable as the home of Freemasonry in Scotland but Kilwinning may have a more illustrious claim to fame, as the resting place of the Holy Grail. According to new research by AJ Morton, an authority on masonic history, the town housed a community of Knights Templar in the 14th century who may have possessed the cup used by Christ at the Last Supper. According to Christian mythology, Joseph of Arimathea received the Grail from an...
  • Archaeologist Sparks Hunt For Holy Grail

    06/20/2007 3:54:57 PM PDT · by blam · 103 replies · 2,449+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-20-2007 | Nick Pisa
    Archaeologist sparks hunt for Holy Grail By Nick Pisa in Rome Last Updated: 8:47pm BST 20/06/2007 An archaeologist has sparked a Da Vinci Code-style hunt for the Holy Grail after claiming ancient records show it is buried under a 6th century church in Rome. The cup - said to have been used by Christ at the Last Supper - is the focus of countless legends and has been sought for centuries. Alfredo Barbagallo, an Italian archaeologist, claims that it is buried in a chapel-like room underneath the Basilica of San Lorenzo Fuori le Mura, one of the seven churches which...
  • Pope to Venerate Holy Grail

    07/08/2006 6:12:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 2,257+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | July 7, 2006
    MADRID, Spain, JULY 7, 2006 (Zenit.org).- When Benedict XVI is in Valencia on Saturday, he will stop to venerate the chalice that is traditionally considered the one Christ used at the Last Supper. According to author and professor Salvador Antuñano Alea, the Last Supper's holy chalice, kept in the cathedral of Valencia, bases its probability on tradition and "very reasonable archaeological and historical evidence" but for Christians what is most important is "its condition as a sacred icon." The Christian people venerate it because it "represents for them and takes them back to the sublime moment in which the Son...
  • Category 5 thriller on tap (NHL Stanley Cup Finals)

    06/02/2006 9:20:09 AM PDT · by Hat-Trick · 45 replies · 542+ views
    The Edmonton Journal ^ | Friday, June 2, 2006 | John MacKinnon
    Category 5 thriller on tap Hurricanes earn Cup berth against Oilers in homecoming of sorts John MacKinnon, The Edmonton Journal Published: Friday, June 02, 2006 The Edmonton Oilers have a Stanley Cup final date, at last, beginning Monday night in NASCAR country. And the speedy, skilled Carolina Hurricanes will be facing the Oilers in the final thanks hugely to Mike Commodore and Ray Whitney of Fort Saskatchewan and ex-Oilers captain Doug Weight, making amends for a costly penalty in Game 6 by scoring a key goal in Game 7, a dramatic, see-saw victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Not to mention...
  • "Da Vinci Code" unlocks $224 mln in world sales

    05/21/2006 1:11:45 PM PDT · by Mr. Blonde · 13 replies · 465+ views
    All the protests and all the bad reviews could not prevent "The Da Vinci Code" from recording a $224 million worldwide opening, the second-biggest debut ever at the global box office, its distributor said on Sunday. The controversial adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel, the story of a Vatican cover-up involving Jesus Christ and his supposed offspring, sold about $77 million worth of tickets at movie theaters in the United States and Canada during its first three days, according to Columbia Pictures. Box-office watchers had predicted a North American opening of between $50 million and $80 million for the most...
  • Drug Lords with Missiles

    02/15/2005 8:48:44 PM PST · by fidelio · 9 replies · 963+ views
    KRGV-TV ^ | 15 Feb 05 | KRGV-TV
    The Mexican Attorney General's office thinks the "Zetas" gang (ex-army commandos and the muscle of the Gulf Drug Cartel) may have come into possession of the SA-7 Grail missile.
  • Hertford, Home Of The Holy Grail (UK)

    01/09/2005 11:24:21 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 877+ views
    Hertford, home of the Holy Grail An ancient secret society; a demand for a papal apology; and a network of hidden tunnels. Strange things have been stirring in Hertfordshire recently. Oliver Burkeman goes in search of the Knights Templar and, perhaps, the cup of Christ Tuesday January 4, 2005 The Guardian (UK) One of the problems with secret societies - especially the kind whose members exert a shadowy influence on the course of world events - is that they can be a bit difficult to track down. Never was this more true than of the Knights Templar, the ancient Catholic...
  • The Holy Grail: Fact or Fiction?

    11/29/2004 3:53:25 PM PST · by marshmallow · 68 replies · 2,663+ views
    LITTLETON, Colorado, NOV. 28, 2004 (Zenit.org).- 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. One scholar, Janice Bennett, author of "St. Laurence and the Holy Grail" (Ignatius), believes that the cup's history can be traced from St. Peter's journey to Rome, to St. Laurence in the third century, and then to its final resting place in Spain. Bennett holds a master's in Spanish literature from the University of Colorado, and a certificate in Advanced Bible Studies from the Catholic...
  • The Holy Grail Of Archaeology (Another Search For Atlantis)

    04/30/2004 12:51:34 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 1,029+ views
    Cyprus Mail ^ | 4-30-2004 | Alex Mitra
    The holy grail of archaeology By Alex Mita AMERICAN researcher Robert Sarmast yesterday officially launched an expedition that he hopes will result in the discovery of the lost island of Atlantis. The launch of the expedition is expected to be marked today when the scientists submerge a copper canister with the flags of Cyprus, the EU and a specially designed Atlantis flag five hours out at sea from Limassol port. At a news conference aboard the vessel that will take the team of experts to a submerged continental shelf – where he believes was the plain of Atlantis – Sarmast...