|The Treasure Of
Rennes-le-Chateau - A Mystery
- Bill Putnam & John Edwin Wood
Since 1890 the mysterious hoard of gold supposedly
discovered by the impoverished parish priest of
Rennes-le-Château has baffled first his parishioners and
later the wider public. Fuelled by ever more fantastic
rumours, this mystery has never been thoroughly investigated
and credibly solved.
Did Bérenger Saunière find a fabulous treasure in his church at Rennes-le-Château wich enabled him to rebuild the church and
create for himself a luxurious estate ? Was it the treasure stolen from the Temple in Jerusalem when the Romans sacked the city in AD 70 ?
Or was it simply knowledge of a secret that brought fabulous rewards to the priest for keeping his silence ?
Bill Putnam and John Edwin Wood reveal the true source of Saunière's wealth and unravel the astounding hoax that has confused
the trail. The hoax is one of the most elaborate ever perpetrated and has grown to include false genealogies and international
conspiracies. Some authors even see magical alignments in the
landscape around Rennes-le-Château.
A fascinating and highly
readable historical detective story, The treasure of
Rennes-le-Château : A Mystery Solved will captivate those
interested in mystery, conspiracy and archeology.