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The Scotsman reports on the discovery of human remains beneath the central aisle at Rosslyn Chapel:
It could have been a plot twist from The Da Vinci Code when workers unearthed a pile of bones under heavy stone slabs.
No-one knew why the skeletons were there in the central aisle of the 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel, which according to legend is the last resting place of ancient knights and even older holy relics.
But archaeologists now believe the skeletons were placed there when the chapel was abandoned during the Reformation, in the 17th century, by local people who wanted to bury their relatives on consecrated ground. They lay under the stone for more than three centuries until the slabs were lifted two years ago.
Sorry, Dan, no Jesus or Mary Magdalene!
RLCResearch.com is reporting that Richard Leigh, co-author with Michael Baigent and Henry Lincoln of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, died last Wednesday, the 21st of November, aged 64. Leigh had been in the news over the past couple of years due to the high profile plagiarism court action against Dan Brown (in regards to copying themes from Holy Blood, Holy Grail for his bestseller The Da Vinci Code). I haven't seen confirmation from official sources of his death, but have heard from a number of people in the alternative community about it (heart attack being blamed) - I will update if/when I hear official word.
DVC bogey-men Opus Dei are warding off a new scandal, with the chainsaw murder of a high-profile Italian financier who was a member of the organisation. Interestingly, the victim's remains were found under a bridge, which bears a slight echo of the controversial death of "God's Banker" Roberto Calvi.
While mentioning Picknett and Prince (see the next most recent news story), make sure you check out Issue 5 of our free PDF magazine Sub Rosa. P&P have an article in the new issue on their latest investigations into the Priory of Sion and the link with the small French village of Rennes-le-Chateau. Certainly food for thought in the wake of all the popular media's debunking of Dan Brown's sources.