Not sure if this is the right forum for this post, if it is not, mods please move it to where it is appropriate! It is concernign archeology, so this
is the best I thought of.
It is being announced on mainstream media in France that a cave has been found with a huge treasure near Rennes-le Chateau and Carcassonne.
Rennes-le-Chateau is a well known mystery spot, connected with events at the end of the 19th century, when the parish priest in a small village
suddenly became extremely wealthy, after having uncovered some hidden ancient parchments while undertaken some renovations to his church. He wouldn't
reveal the source, but went on to do a total renovation of the site which was expensive and strange, riddled with mysterious symbols and what seem to
be hints to some sort of big secret.
No one ever discovered for sure where his wealth came from, and he and his housekeeper both took the secret to their graves.
The story points to various myths, such as the hypothesis proposed in "Holy Blood Holy Grail" as many of the renovations include strange anomolies
in the artwork concerning Mary Magdalen. Some of the "hints" point to treasure that once belonged to the Merovingians, or the Knights Templar. The
whole thing, if one researches it, is rather complex and interesting. I have been there and found it intriguing. I heard from a local in the village
stories about mysterious murders of people who it seemed found out the secret and were killed before they could reveal it.
To add to the atmosphere, it is next to the mountain which has become famed in recent news, the Mount Bugarach, also present in the painting by
Poussin which is indicated in the list of hints left to the mystery. The myths are that extraterrestrials lie beneath the mountain, and recently it is
believed they will make a spectacular "coming out" in their ship.... and I guess save humans from a coming catastrophy or something. the mountain is
interesting because it is actually an ancient volcano who blew off it's top in an eruption, it flipped over and came back down upside down! With the
mountain there is a lot of underground rivers and (it is said) a lake. Water that runs out it's base is slightly radioactive.
This is where tons of people are flocking at this time, expecting this ET event and pissing off the local villagers.
But this cave of treasures, which three men claim to have found is at that area. They called the authorities and the area is being swarmed by
Gendarmes, and the exact location being kept secret and guarded until the officials figure out how to handle this. That is the story anyway, as it
broke on the news last night.
I'm interested to hear what exactly was found and what it's background is! Will update this as more is released on the story!