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1041.01.07 
 Demon or Devil supporting the font at the entrance to Eglise (Church) Mary Magdalene, Rennes-le-Château, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Dedicated in 1059 and subsequently surrounded by mystery and controversy following the unexplained wealth lavished by the local Abbot priest, Berenger Saunière, on both the church, when he refurbished it in the late 19th century, and himself, he built the adjacent Madala Tower as his personal library, and some of the odd features he chose for the church, including this font, lead 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 and 1041.01.08. 
 Keywords: French mystery hidden treasure Knights Templar Holy Blood Holy Grail The Da Vinci Code strange frightening unusual cursed damned damnation torment staring eyes mysterious Black Magic Rex Mundi Asmodeus devil worship horror death Rennes le Chateau stone sculpture decoration catholic religion religious Christian Christianity architecture LGPL

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Demon or Devil supporting the font at the entrance to

Eglise (Church) Mary Magdalene, Rennes-le-Château, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Dedicated in 1059 and subsequently surrounded by mystery and controversy following the unexplained wealth lavished by the local Abbot priest, Berenger Saunière, on both the church, when he refurbished it in the late 19th century, and himself, he built the adjacent Madala Tower as his personal library, and some of the odd features he chose for the church, including this font, lead 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 and 1041.01.08.
Keywords: French mystery hidden treasure Knights Templar Holy Blood Holy Grail The Da Vinci Code strange frightening unusual cursed damned damnation torment staring eyes mysterious Black Magic Rex Mundi Asmodeus devil worship horror death Rennes le Chateau stone sculpture decoration catholic religion religious Christian Christianity architecture LGPL