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Quest for Holy Grail in Iceland Unsuccessful

By Iceland Review

Italian cryptographer Giancarlo Gianazza and a team of scientists and Holy Grail enthusiasts believed to have found clues that the Holy Grail and other treasures from Christian mythology were hidden in Iceland—but found nothing.

According to history magazine Sagan Öll, when Gianazza and his team searched for the Holy Grail in Skipholtskrókur in Iceland’s highlands near Kjölur mountain pass this summer they only found water and no evidence of a secret underground dome.

They scientists do however believe that during their Holy Grail expedition this year they were able to gather enough evidence to continue their quest in a larger area in Iceland’s highlands next year.

Gianazza is confident that the Holy Grail is hidden in Iceland because of clues that he found in Italian artwork and literature.

In Botticelli’s “Primavera” a series of numeric symbols form the date March 14, 1319, which somehow supports Gianazza’s theory, and in da Vinci’s “Last Supper” Gianazza believes to have found outlines matching the landscape at Kjölur.

Further clues were found in Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy” and an ancient Icelandic script states that poet and politician Snorri Sturluson was accompanied by “eighty armored Eastmen” at the Althingi parliament in 1217, who could have been the Knights Templars.

Sturluson could then have assisted them with finding a good hiding place for their treasure, Gianazza concluded.

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