By Mia De Graaf
It is a mystery dating back millennia.
But apparently, the long-lost Holy Grail has finally been found — on display in a Spanish museum.
The onyx chalice has been sat in the Basilica of San Isidoro in Leon, north Spain, for 1000 years, touted to visitors as a goblet belonging to 11th century Queen Urraca.
But in fact, there is “no doubt” it contains the cup which touched the lips of Jesus Christ, two historians claim.
In an explosive book charting three years of “scientific research,” Margarita Torres and Jose Ortiza del Rio reveal there is conclusive evidence from scrolls in Egypt that confirm their theory.
The onyx vessel made between 200 BC and 100 AD, they claim, is trapped inside a bejeweled medieval chalice.
According to two medieval documents written in Arabic, it was stolen from Jerusalem by Muslims, who gave it to the Christian community in Egypt.
Centuries later, in around 1050 AD, it was sent as a gift to King Fernando I of Castile to thank him for sending aid during a famine, they say.
By that point, it had been concealed with opulent decorations.
(Editor’s Note: There are more than 200 golden cups that have been thought to be the one used during the Last Supper. However, in their book, “The Kings of the Grail” Margarita Torres, a medieval history lecturer at León University, and Jose Ortiza del Rio, an art historian, claim to have used a scientific dating method to determine that the chalice was likely made between 200 B.C. and A.D. 100.)
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