He Holy Grail, the chalice used by Jesus at the Last Supper, is one of the great mysteries of Humanity, while it is considered one of the most valuable and persecuted treasures of all time. His search, over the centuries, has fueled endless legends, from the journeys of King Arthur’s knights to the Nazi army’s obsession to find him. And here we have a new archaeological discovery linked to the long-awaited Grail … in Poland.
And it is that a team of archaeologists are investigating one of the chapels that the order of the Templars built in western Poland upon their return from the Holy Land. The small town of Chwarszczany houses the chapel of St. Stanislaus, built of red bricks by the Templars as a place of worship and fortification in 1232. But what they have discovered, according to “Artnet” reports, is that it could also be an eternal resting place and could have secret passages.
«Nuestro GPR [radar de penetración de tierra] has detected Gothic crypts with remains of Knights Templar under the chapel “, the local archaeologist explained to CNN Przemysław Kołosowski. «According to medieval legends and documents, there was a well in the vicinity of the chapel. Rumor has it that the shaft served as an entrance to a secret tunnel. This still requires extensive archaeological research. ‘
But in addition, the legends of the place, although this would no longer be an archaeological discovery for the moment, say that «the Templars, under cover of darkness, they sank a wooden box with gold coins and the Holy Grail“As local historian Marek Karolczak explained to CNN Travel himself. The lake mentioned in the stories dried up long ago, “and the treasure has been stolen or lost forever in the swamp,” he added.
And it is that talking about the Templars is really also doing it -and irremediably- their myths and mysteries. Of their black legend and the occult that surrounds them. However, the reality is that they were an order made up of warrior monks who stood out for their courage in dozens of battles. And they needed places to put down roots. Thus, famous examples of its 13th century Gothic and Romanesque temples can still be found throughout the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and other lesser known ones like this in Chwarszczany, in Poland.