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Holy Grail Found in Da Vinci’s Last Supper
Status: True (in my opinion)
Here's a bit of a mystery. I received an email from someone called Prastil who wrote, "Check this hoax out: DaVinciGrail.com." The site he directed me to claims that the holy grail has finally been discovered in Da Vinci's painting of the Last Supper. For centuries people have wondered why Da Vinci omitted the grail from his painting, given that the grail is one of the central elements of the Last Supper story. Its absence has spawned a variety of theories, such as the one elaborated in Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, that the holy grail was Mary Magdalene's uterus (and that the figure to the left of Jesus in the painting is Mary Magdalene). But DaVinciGrail.com claims that Da Vinci actually did include the grail in his painting, if you look hard enough. He concealed it as a symbol on the wall above the head of St. Bartholomew, the disciple at the extreme left. (I highlighted the cup in the image below).

It may seem a bit farfetched that after centuries someone discovered a detail in the Last Supper that no one had ever seen before, but as far as I can tell, that's the case. The man who noticed the grail in the painting was Gary Phillips, a Michigan computer programmer (and cryptologist). He was aided in his discovery by the fact that the painting was recently cleaned, revealing details previously concealed by dirt and grime. Of course, Phillips could be seeing a shape that was not intentionally placed there by Da Vinci, but once you see the cup, it seems so obvious that it's hard to believe it wasn't placed there on purpose. The legitimacy of Phillips's claim to have discovered this hidden detail is noted on a number of sites, such as About.com's Art History blog.

Now here's where things get strange. Phillips has nothing to do with DaVinciGrail.com. Instead, Phillips maintains a separate site called Realm of Twelve. DaVinciGrail.com is registered to (drumroll, please) Prastil, the same guy who emailed me telling me that the site was a hoax. Why did Prastil claim his site was a hoax? Was he trying to get me to write about his site, not thinking that I would check the domain registration? I have no idea (and I wrote about it anyway). But Phillips's discovery of the grail hidden as a symbol on the wall in The Last Supper seems real enough to me... unless there's some part of the story that I'm not clued in to. (Very possible.)
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Categories: Art
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 28, 2005
really, people thought, the grail is just a cup, a vessel where Jesus Christ and his disciples used in the last supper. maybe, we are asking the wrong question, is the grail really a cup or it is pointing out to some other things.

sorry for the idiotic questions, but i am really this much confused. smile
Posted by asber  in  saudi arabia  on  Fri Sep 11, 2009  at  08:24 AM
Did you know that Mary Magdalene is the wife of Jesus
and the holy grail is the documents that prove that Mary Magdalene is the wife of Jesus.
think of the grail is the paper and the wine is the words in the paper
why were there two women in the death of Jesus Chrst
Posted by BIG mac  in  New Zealand  on  Tue Sep 07, 2010  at  04:46 AM
ok now im going to prove once and for all that master leonardo da vinci was able to travel in time . you must look at the unrestored version, anything that is as mind blowing as this was deliberatly taken out of the painting when they restored it so copy the uunrestored version because its not going to be around much longer. if you look in the window behind mary you can clearly see at the bottom, no disrespect to the native americans when i say, indians. yes one is on a horse. and i believe there are two more. now look at the top of the window it appears to be a landscape with a mountain. look closer it isnt it is a wave . now glance at the window behind jesus. you will see a seal a white seal in the window . above his head there is an arc. now get a globe and look at the bottom and you will see antarctica. if you were to place jesus under the letters arc. he begins in enderby land. i am the alpha and omega beginning and end now look at the plate in front of him ,it is cracked. what we have so far is the indian ocean wave cracked plate the colops they are wearing are red and green the tsunami happened the day after christmas now look at the person next to jesus and go back to the globe follow your finger where the guy would be sitting next to jesus pointing up he is pointing directly at sri lanka. go back to mary and look at the globe and right where she is sitting is queen mary land .look above her where the white box is with the 2 black dots on it which i said in previous posts is the doorway in the great pyramid. now follow your finger up on the globe and right where the doorway is is . you guessed it giza egypt. there is what appears to be sand all over the painting . that is because leonardo as we all know was a genius he knew that with age and decay it would appear to look like sand thats why he painted it like he did.this all could not be coincidence. to the people writing saying they know something no one else does why waste your time and ours . after i had this breakthrough something else happened and it is so extremely shocking i have to digest it andd figure out how to put it in writing. cath
Posted by catherine  in  n ca  on  Fri Oct 15, 2010  at  10:38 PM
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