A highly respected historian thinks he may have figured out where the Ark of the Covenant and Holy Grail were buried by the Knights Templar. No, we’re not talking about Indiana Jone. David Adkins, an anthropologist and historian, believes the two ancient relics may be found under a famous landmark in England.
Adkins, who first proved his mettle when he tracked down a 10,000 year-old skull called “Greta,” argues that “the lost treasure of the Knights Templar could be concealed in a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers underneath Sinai Park House,” a historic building that dates back to the 13th century in the town of Burton.
The imposing landmark in Burton may be lying on caverns vast enough to contain Westminster Abbey, according to one geologist, writes The Brighter Side.
David is now keen to try and locate the treasures plundered by the Knights Templar during the crusades – which could potentially include the golden Ark of the Covenant, which housed the 10 commandments, and even the Holy Grail.
The 50-year-old has conducted research which uncovered links between the Midlands property and the Knights Templar, who were a group of elite fighters founded in 1119.
He said: “Sinai House is probably the most important house in England. It is an awe-inspiring building perched high on a hill overlooking the town. A timber framed structure, crumbling and at risk, it hides secrets of international importance – and probably conceals the truth behind the Holy Grail itself.”
If Adkins’ theory is right, he and Sinai House’s current owner, Kate Murphy, are about to unlock one of the biggest mysteries in the past century.
“There is a strong argument for the famous Templar hoard being buried somewhere under the house,” the scholar told Manchester Evening News. “This theory has never been considered before and no one has ever carried out geophysical studies under the house.”
The newspaper wrote that researchers attempted to explore a secret passageway at Sinai House in the 1800s, but were forced back by fumes and the cellar’s stone archway has remained bricked up since.
Sinai House acted as a lair for the Knights Templar, whose founder Hughes de Payens has family ties to the surrounding Burton Abbey Estate.
The Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail are two legendary religious artifacts that have captured the imaginations of people for centuries. The Ark of the Covenant, as mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, was a sacred chest believed to have housed the stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments. Its historical significance lies in its association with the covenant between God and the Israelite people. Over time, the Ark’s fate became shrouded in mystery, with various traditions and legends suggesting that it was hidden or taken away from its original location before the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 587 BCE.
Similarly, the Holy Grail is a legendary vessel associated with Christian history, most famously linked to the Last Supper and the cup that Jesus used during the event. The stories of the Holy Grail emerged during the medieval period, becoming central to Arthurian legends and medieval romance literature. The quest for the Holy Grail became a symbol of spiritual enlightenment and divine revelation, inspiring knights and adventurers to embark on chivalrous quests in search of this sacred artifact.
The search for both the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail has captured the attention of numerous individuals, scholars, and treasure hunters throughout history. From the medieval knights of Arthurian legend to modern-day archaeological expeditions, the quest for these legendary artifacts has taken explorers to far-flung locations, often with the hope of unlocking hidden truths and uncovering divine power. Despite the passion and fervor behind these searches, both the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail have remained elusive, their ultimate whereabouts and significance continuing to be subjects of speculation and fascination in both religious and historical circles.
If David is right, he’s about to rewrite history and become a real-life Indiana Jones.