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1041.01.04 
 Magdala Tower, Rennes-le-Château, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Built by the local Abbot priest, Berenger Saunière, as his personal library and surrounded by mystery and controversy following the unexplained wealth lavished both on it and the church, when he refurbished the latter in the late 19th century, and some of the odd features he chose for the church, which led to stories of the discovery of hidden treasure of the Knights Templar, which were picked up on in books such as "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" and "The Da Vinci Code". See pictures LGPL 1041.01.06, 1041.01.07 and 1041.01.08. 
 Keywords: French Berenger Sauniere mystery controversy hidden treasure Knights Templar Holy Blood Holy Grail The Da Vinci Code unusual Rennes le Chateau stone fort turret ornate decorated catholic religion building Christian Christianity architecture library summer day blue sky LGPL

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Magdala Tower, Rennes-le-Château, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Built by the local

Abbot priest, Berenger Saunière, as his personal library and surrounded by mystery and controversy following the unexplained wealth lavished both on it and the church, when he refurbished the latter in the late 19th century, and some of the odd features he chose for the church, which led to stories of the discovery of hidden treasure of the Knights Templar, which were picked up on in books such as "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" and "The Da Vinci Code". See pictures LGPL 1041.01.06, 1041.01.07 and 1041.01.08.
Keywords: French Berenger Sauniere mystery controversy hidden treasure Knights Templar Holy Blood Holy Grail The Da Vinci Code unusual Rennes le Chateau stone fort turret ornate decorated catholic religion building Christian Christianity architecture library summer day blue sky LGPL