posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 04:07 PM
reply to post by Hanslune
Thanks! I'm taking some college courses so that has improved my research skills some. I'm mostly doing computer courses (AAS Computer Science)
right now but I am transferring to Montana State University to earn a BS in Anthroplogy/Archaeology so while not a professional (yet!) I do have alot
of interest in the subject.
Spider879, Thank you for posting that zoomed out pic. It does help a lot with context. I agree with kimish on this one, it does appear to be woven
baskets. The Templar myth in regards to this chapel and the Sinclairs seems to have come about from revisionist historians, whom claim the chapel is
a "Grail" chapel. Another reason is that William Sinclair's tombstone appears to be engraved with a Templar rose and a sword. The article explains it
better than I can
It has been suggested that it is incontrovertibly Templar, featuring as it does a sword and a Templar rose. Oxbrow believes the
people who came to this conclusion have forgotten their history, citing many similar gravestones connected to the Lords of the Isles. Furthermore,
that the Templar "rose" is more likely to be a reference to the family saint of the Sinclairs, St Catherine and her eight-spoked wheel.
Here is a pic of the tombstone
I can't say of course whether or not Sinclair was a Templar or not, for all I know he may well have been. Further reading on the chapel and Sinclair
himself does have some good indicators that he may have been. I'm not a Templar historian, however, so I really don't have the time to research this
in the depth that I would need to really become knowledgeable on the subject.
I suppose it doesn't really matter to this thread anyways, as William Sinclair is not
the topic of the thread. The "corn" motifs were
relevant, however I don't believe that is what they are so they aren't evidence of William Sinclair having been to the Americas, nor do I believe any
credible evidence of the Templar's having been to America pre-Columbus, and especially during the Copper Cultures existence, exists. Even if William
Sinclair was a Templar, that doesn't mean he had been here To be non-biased, here is an interesting article arguing for him being a templar
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