posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 09:06 AM
This is interesting very interesting
But more interesting is this:
The pavement labyrinth at Chartres cathedral is a place of modern pilgrimage. Tourists from all over the world visit the cathedral, more or less well
informed. Many of them leave the great gothic building without ever having knowingly set eyes on the pavement labyrinth.
Known as the Book in Stone, many believe the rebuilding of Chartres cathedral after the Great Fire of 1194 was entrusted to the Knights Templar. It is
the only Gothic cathedral where the names of the master builders are unknown.
Near the statue of the Queen of Sheba on the north portal of Chartres Cathedral, there is a sculpture showing the Ark of the Covenant being loaded on
to a donkey. Underneath is the inscription: Hic amititur archa cederis. The Latin does not make sense. A more plausible text reads: Hic amicitur archa
foederis, meaning: Here is hidden the Ark of the Covenant.
The original statue of Our Lady of the Crypt at Chartres Cathedral dated from the 11th or 12th century. It was burnt in December 1793 during the
French Revolution. The present statue is a copy based on engravings or copies of the original.
At the centre of the labyrinth laid in the floor of Chartres Cathedral, the visitor can still see the marks of the bolts that fixed an inscribed
copper plate to the stone. The plate was removed in 1792 and melted down. Contemporary records from eye witnesses state that it showed Theseus,
Ariadne and the Minotaur, all characters from Greek legend.
This is a very convincing templars link... look at my post on the templars