Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Knights Templar and Holy Grail: Did they bring it to western Poland? | CNN Travel

Lesser known are the spectacular chapels and fortifications they constructed in western Poland, where the Knights Templar and other crusaders colonized land and set about weaving their own mythology into the idyllic rural landscape.
A trip into the West Pomeranian region and the villages of Chwarszczany, Myślibórz and Rurka -- close to the border with Germany -- is an adventure into an overlooked destination where historical secrets are still being uncovered.
And, according to at least one local legend, it's here that the Holy Grail, the cup that Jesus Christ drank from at the Last Supper and that later held his blood, could still be hidden.
The road to Chwarszczany, a village lost among fields and forests, is little used by anyone but those who live there. The village itself is a collection of faded houses with fewer than 100 residents who keep chickens and grow tomatoes in the summer.
Farms are laid out in a ruled grid, the houses built in a traditional German style, testament to the geopolitical upheavals that have affected the region over the centuries.

via www.cnn.com


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