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Comment by Geoffrey on February 17th, 2023 at 3:05 am

Treasure of Rennes-le-Chateau
When Berenguer Sauniere the priest of Rennes-le-Chateau discovered the parchments in his Altar pillar, he realised the symbol on Parchment 2 was a monogram and read, ‘N Povsin’. He also saw the symbol on P 1 – the ‘triangle with tails’ – could be drawn through the heads of the Shepherds on Poussin’s 1638 ‘Arcadian Shepherds’ painting. He further noted the second Shepherd was pointing at the letter ‘R’ (followed by the ‘C’) in the word ARCADIA … R-le-C … the first Shepherd. The heads of the Shepherds are hills, the painting is a map (see French map 2347 Quillan Alet-les-Bains) – or Google Earth). The second shepherd is the low Hill Bois du Lauzet, the 3rd is the hill Auriol and the tall shepherdess is the high hill Cardou (end of upper tail) … On the map, a line drawn from R-le-C through Auriol heads straight towards Rennes les Bains (the lower tail) – The symbol on P2 also names the place of the Treasure.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on February 21st, 2023 at 10:22 am

Thank you, Geoffrey, for your comment. The story of the treasure of Rennes-le-Chateau is indeed fascinating. This connection with Poussin’s painting “The Shepherds of Arcadia” adds to the mystery!

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