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Monday, April 19, 2010

History Channel: Holy Grail in America DVD Review

History Channel: Holy Grail in America DVD Review

Synopsis: Has the Holy Grail been in America all along?

In 1898, a Minnesota farmer clearing trees from his field uprooted a large stone covered with mysterious runes that tell a story of land acquisition and murder. The stone allegedly dates back to 1362. Initially thought to be a hoax, new evidence suggests the find could be real, and a clue that the Knights Templar discovered America 100 years before Columbus, perhaps bringing with them history's greatest treasure...the Holy Grail. Follow the clues as experts use erosion studies on the rune stone and match symbols in Templar ruins all over Europe to support this theory. Stones with similar markings have been found on islands across the Atlantic Ocean, and in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Is it possible the Knights Templar, long thought to have been massacred, escaped on an incredible journey and were leaving clues to the whereabouts of the stone? Find out in the HISTORY two-hour special, Holy Grail in America.

Review: The History Channel produces amazing documentary television.  They're a leader in the industry and we wish they'd produce more!  They even make great religious documentary and thats saying something since subjects like Christianity may, in fact, be the most boring subject matter in the entire world.   They somehow find a way to make it interesting.

Religious lunatics have been hunting after the holy grail for ages.  Convinced that it holds some magical powers or significance, they've spent their lives searching and even and killing.  They make a great arguement that the Knights Templar sailed to America in the 15th century and hid the grail here.  Its really fascinating to listen to the historical accounts of what may have happened.  Less from a religious standpoint and more from a historical standpoint we enjoyed this documentary.

This two-hour special is now available on DVD.  Go pick it up today, if you're interested in such things!  Its a great quality special.

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars