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Knights Templar Said to Have Hidden Scripts in Iceland

A group of Italians and Icelanders are continuing their search for a treasure they believe the Knights Templar hid at Skipholtskrókur by the mountains Kerlingarfjöll in Hrunamannahreppur in the central Icelandic highlands in the 13th century.

kerlingarfjoll_goKerlingarfjöll. Photo: Geir Ólafsson/Iceland Review.

“The evidence is interesting enough for us to be prepared to go through with this,” architect Þórarinn Þórarinsson, who is party to the expedition, told Fréttablaðið.

The search is based on evidence found by one of the expeditioners, Italian cryptographer Giancarlo Gianazza, in the poems of Dante and paintings by da Vinci, Botticelli and Rafael.

The expedition was first launched in the summer of 2004. At first there was talk of the holy grail, now expeditioners find it most likely that the Knights Templar hid scripts from the origins of Christianity in Iceland, which might prove compromising to the Holy See.

The group of four Icelanders and four Italians will carry on with their search with an electroscope in mid-July. “If we see something promising we dig a hole,” explained Þórarinn. “We haven’t found anything yet.”

Þórarinn and his companions believe that Dante must have come to Skipholtskrókur and stayed by the river Jökulfall as he seems to be describing the landscape there in the Divine Comedy.


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