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The Tomb Of God: Unlocking the code to a 2000-year-old mystery [Paperback]

Richard Andrews , Paul Schellenberger
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4 Aug 1997

It began as an intriguing piece of puzzle-solving - and ended with the discovery of the greatest secret of all.

Dissatisfied with the explanations of previous researchers, Richard Andrews and Paul Schellenberger applied mathematical logic to the enduring mystery of the Rennes-le-Chateau and the 'treasure' alleged to be buried there.

The quest began with an investigation into the activities of a group of 19th century priests who had become embroiled in the legend. These priests had grown rich because of their involvement and had maintained the anonymity of the paymasters, but in 1993 an extraordinary clue came to light which suggested the priests were engaged in activities at odds with traditional Roman Catholic pastimes. A series of paintings was unearthed which incorporated a cryptic, obscure geometry; a set of interrelating shapes with a very direct link to the priests' habitat and spiritual role. Through the centuries a pattern emerged - a web of concealment on maps, in fine art, on tombstones which defied coincidence and pointed to one very specific location...


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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere; paperback / softback edition (4 Aug 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751538396
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751538397
  • Product Dimensions: 3.4 x 12.6 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,619,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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* The No 1 controversial bestseller reissued in paperback. The solution to a 2,000-year-old mystery about the whereabouts of the body of Jesus.

About the Author

Richard Andrews spent 15 years in the Mediterranean and Middle East as a contract diver and has also done archaeological work in Israel, Italy and Sardinia. He is an expert on the Roman era. Paul Schellenberger is a civil engineer by profession and has also worked as an architect and furniture designer.

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The 'official' version of Abbe Sauniere's discovery of the parchments in 1887 (some accounts say 1886) is to be found at the Sauniere museum at Rennes-le-Chateau, written up and displayed on the walls for all to see. Read the first page
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A scholarly but incomplete account 9 Mar 2001
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Format:Paperback
The book sets out to examine the evidence as scientifically as possible; leading from one set of evidence and conclusions to another without introducing any authors' prejudices. The reader must be detrmined to see it through and there is a danger of information overload for the casual 'browser'. The one area for criticism is that the book did not come up with a convincing explicit explanation of the sudden wealth of Fr Sauniere (although the implication is clear)and this, for me, undermined the book's radical conclusion. Certainly worth a read but keep your feet on the ground, being as sceptical as the authors tried to be.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Trash History at its worst 3 May 2004
By oldhasbeen VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
The conclusions of this book are that Jesus's body was spirited out of Jerusalem by the Knights Templar and buried near a village in the Pyrenees. This secret has been handed down through the centuries to initiates of a a secret society headed by, amongst ohter people, Sir Isaac newton, Leonadro da Vinci and Jaques Costeau. The authors calim to have unravelled this grand conspiracy by decoding the geometries implicit in paintings and two parchments, and similarly obscure clues. (They've never seen the original parchments, by the way; they've only seen photos of them.)
If you think this hypothesis is completely implausible, you are right. The authors, who patently have no idea of historical method, gullibly swallow hypotheses from various sources as if they were proven fact, never check any basic facts that could shatter their thesis and pile one implausiblility on top of another.
Save your money. The treasures of Rennes le Chateau is an interesting and justifiably famous story, but there must be many better books on it than this.
(If you ARE convinced by their hypothesis, seek out the 1996/97 BBC "Timewatch" documentary on it, and think again.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars As New 16 Aug 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book was said to be in good condition.. it wasn't. It was as new.
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