Getting away from politics, for a bit, some of you might remember the part that Rosslyn Chapel played in the book ‘The DaVinci Code.” I have been reading as much as I can, lately, about the Knights Templar, and that has brought me continuously back to Rosslyn chapel… I won’t go into all the anamolies associated with this incredible building; you have to see it to believe it. There is no Church or Cathedral like it in the world…but here is an oddity, one that brings us to the new world, Oak Island and the Templar Treasure.
There were carvings in Rosslyn Chapel that shouldn’t have been there. Among the most prominent are carvings of Indian Maize (corn)…Europe didn’t know about corn when Rosslyn was built, in 1446, 46 years before Columbus. Where did the Masons who built this castle learn about corn?
On this site is the story of Henry Sinclair’s (of the Sinclair family that built Rosslyn castle) voyages to the new world, in the 1300’s.
Prince Henry Sinclair was the subject of historian Frederick J. Pohl’s Atlantic Crossings Before Columbus, which was published in 1961. Not all historians agreed with Pohl, but he made a highly convincing case that this blond, sea-going Scot, born at Rosslyn Castle near Edinburgh in 1345, not only wandered about mainland Nova Scotia in 1398, but also lived among the Micmacs long enough to be remembered through centuries as the man-god “Glooscap”.
This Zeno Narrative told about a survey to make a map of in about 1393; it was conducted by Nicolo Zeno, and later by Prince Henry’s ships. This Zeno Map of the North proved to be the most accurate map in existence for the next 150 years!
Not only did the Zeno Map chart the sea with uncanny precision, it also showed certain landmarks. For example, it illustrated two cities in Estotilanda (Nova Scotia), possibly founded by Sinclair at and St. Peter’s. A castle or fortification was shown. There is speculation that Zeno based his map upon a much more ancient map, coming from the Templars in the Middle East, carried in secrecy by them for safekeeping in RosslynCastle , until Price Henry commissioned its update by Zeno.
Further, there is a carving, in Westford, Massachusett , on rock, of a Templar knight.
In the 1880s, the people of Westford, Massachusetts, knew of a strange carving on a rock beside a quiet road.
Back then, they believed it to be a “primitive” Indian carving and, thinking no more of it, left it alone. But in 1954, the carving was “re-discovered” by an amateur archaeologist.
Upon further examination, it was declared that the six-foot high figure punched into the rock seemed to represent a medieval knight. The effigy was in full armour, wearing helmet, mail and surcoat.
The existence of this incised figure – if it is genuine – would appear to corroborate a statement in the Zeno Narrative that explains that a cousin of Zichmni’s died while on the continent. If the Westford Knight is indeed a 14th century carving, it is typical of an effigy used to mark the grave of a fallen knight.
Now…on Oak Island, a small island off of Nova Scotia, is a hole where people have spent 150 years trying to discover treasure supposedly buried there. The legend was that it is pirate treasure, but the hole is an ingeniously engineered trap to prevent people from discovering what is inside it. To date, no one has gotten to the bottom of the hole.
Pirates did not have the skills to build such an effective hiding place for their treasure…but the Knights Templar did. If Henry Sinclair, a Knight Templar, spent a few years on Nova Scotia Island, he would be the perfect candidate for having constructed the treasury on Oak Island, to bury the Templar treasur