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Views ‘The Priory of Sion’



On the fore sheet to Dan Brown's novel, The Da'Vinci Code, he claims that the Priory of Sion is a real organisation.

In part he is correct, it was real, in May 1956 Pierre Plantard registered the Priory of Sion as an official organisation in France.  He also had deposited in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (The National Library of France) fake historic papers relating to the Priory of Sion and it's leadership.   These documents known as the Dossiers Secrets were probably forged by Philippe de Chérisey on behalf of Pierre Plantard.  Conveniently they strangely disappeared after the hoax started to come to light.

In summary, there is no historic or credible contemporary documentary evidence for the existence of the Priory of Sion, other than that set up by Pierre Plantard himself in 1956 as part of his elaborate and very successful hoax.

With this, as with many of the best hoaxes, some people still refuse to believe the Priory is a fraud, even after it's been thoroughly debunked, they regard the debunking as all part of the plot to cover up the secret organisation!








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