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Discovery Showcase: The Secrets of the Templars 

The Secret (original title)
Author Henry Lincoln explains the original background to the 'Holy Bloodline' hypothesis, later featured in Dan Brown's bestselling novel "The Da Vinci Code".

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Henry Lincoln ...
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Documentary series in 4 parts in which Henry Lincoln, co-author of "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail", explains the original background to the 'Holy Bloodline' hypothesis. Episode 1 "The Lost Treasure" begins on the Danish island Bornholm with the intriguing Templar churches. Lincoln then travels to the Languedoc to examine the history and influence of the Knights Templar, and to Rennes-le-Château, where the priest Bérenger Saunière supposedly discovered the now famous parchments. Episode 2 "Guardians of the Grail" explores the possible nature of the secret which led to Saunière's mysterious wealth. The clues point to connections with alchemy, cabalism, the Templars and the beliefs of the Cathars. Episode 3 "Only for the Initiated" explores links to the Templars, the Cathars and the Merovingian bloodline which hint a controversial interpretation of the nature of the 'Holy Grail'. Why is that shadowy organization, the Priory of Sion, so strongly linked to this story? In episode 4 "... Written by nathue

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A four-part investigation into the Rennes-le-Château

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May 1993 (Denmark)  »

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(4 episodes) (original) | (1993) (edited) | (2005) (edited)

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Referenced in Temalørdag: Da Vinci mysteriet og den hellige gral (2005) See more »

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