Lost Tomb of the Knights Templar by Ben Hammott

Over 660 Pages and Over 300 Images

Samples Chapters

Bérenger Saunière's 33 Rennes-le-Château Postcards

Complete set of Bérenger Saunière's 33 Rennes-le-Château Postcards

La Fontaine des Amour near Rennes-les-Bains

Château de Cazemajou in Montazels Interior photographs

Rennes-le-Chateau Landscape Views

Sauniere's alterations to the14th Station of the Cross

'Sauniere Messages' The Radiocarbon Test Results

Small Chest Details

Devil Stone

 Bottle Dating Details

Sauniere's Missing Altar Pillar

33 Cartes Postale l’Abbé Saunière Book

The four angels above the Holy Water Stoup in Sauniere's Mary Magdalene church are situated above, depending on your preference, a Devil or a Demon and it is he who actually supports the basin holding the Holy Water.


Sauniere's Holy Water Stoup

Another View of Sauniere's Holy Water Stoup

In 1986, Alain Féral who was at the time at the bookshop in Rennes-le-Château, found that the right-hand angel's head was hollow and stuffed with pages, or cuttings, (the story differs) from German newspapers that dated from 1898, the year of the refurbishment of the church. It was not easy getting photographs of the back of the angels heads but with the help of Pat we were successful. As you can see from the photographs it seems that all of the angels have a hole in their heads and how anyone would be able to get at the newspapers inside through this tiny hole is another mystery, unless they were protruding slightly.

The lower center Angel from above

The Bottom Center and Right Angel Holes. Arrow indicates the hole where the German Newspapers were discovered

Although some have tried to attached a mystery to these newspapers it is probably nothing of the sort, just some papers either stuffed inside at the factory in Toulouse where it was made, perhaps to help with the drying process or to check if the interior of the statue had dried out. Alternatively they could have been placed inside by one of the artisans Sauniere employed to decorate his church for some reason. This is just another one of the many facats of the Rennes le Chateau Mystery that we will probabaly never know who put them there or why? I do not hold any importance the the German newspapers but perhaps we would be better informed if we knew what information was reported on the newspapers or cuttings found inside. If any one knows please email me: benhammott2@aol.com




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