May 19, 2006
As the eagerly awaited film of Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" is released today in the cinema, I thought I'd bring you inside the intriguing Rosslyn Chapel, in the village of Roslin about 5 miles/8 km south of Edinburgh, where the novel's dénouement takes place. Rosslyn Chapel has long been associated with the Freemasons, the Knights Templar and the search for the Holy Grail. Its carvings leave so many questions unanswered. What is it trying to tell us? How did a chapel founded in 1446 manage to contain carvings of corn - a plant not believed to be discovered by Europeans until Columbus landed in America? Does it still hide the secret of the Holy Grail?
Posted by G Fraser at 14:09