In 2004 came a novel who made a big sale and headlines in the newspapers with it’s sensational “revelations”. Many of you may have read or seen The Davinci Code from Dan Brown and most have at least heard of it. Did you know that Jesus was actually married and had children? That a mysterious secret society called the Order of Zion With members like Davinci and Newton had Secret knowledge about Jesus’ descendants? Or that the church itself conspire through systematic silencing of deviant gospels and suspicious church meetings? And not least that Jesus never died on the cross?
This is claimed by Brown. He was lauded in media for having carried out an “amazing research”. But it turns out that the research is to a great extent taken straight from Holy Blood, Holy Grail (a book from 1982). He has also included ideas from 3 other books. What is common for all four books that have been his “great research” is that none of them are written by professionals and their books contain as much facts as an episode of The X-Files. Normally this wouln’t be adressed by this site. But since it got so much attention and many belived in the mythology Brown elaborated upon we’ll look futher into this backstory.