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33 – Last Supper. Jesus shares a cup of wine with the Apostles saying “This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.”

33 – Crucifixion. Joseph of Arimathea collects the blood of the crucified Jesus in a cup.

40 – Joseph of Arimathea arrives in Britain with the Holy Grail, building the ‘Lady Chapel’ at Glastonbury, England.

62 – Simon/Peter brings the cup of the Last Supper to Rome.

67 – Execution of Simon/Peter in Rome.

70 – Roman army under Titus destroy the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

258 – Cup of the Last Supper (Holy Grail) sent to Huesca, Spain by St Lawrence.

485 – King Arthur fights against the Angles.

493 – Battle of Badon: King Arthur triumphs over the Angles and Saxons.

519 – Battle of Camlann: Death of King Arthur.

717 – Earliest reference to the Holy Grail, by the Breton hermit Helinandus.

924 – Foundation of San Juan de la Pena monastery in Spain.

1076 – The Grail cup comes to San Juan de la Pena.

1099 – First Crusaders conquer Jerusalem.

1100 – King Arthur named King of the Britons in the Chronicle of Mont-Saint-Michel.

1119 – Knights Templar established in Jerusalem.

1130 – The Modena archivolt decorated with an Arthurian scene.

1139 – Geoffrey of Monmouth completes ‘Historia Regum Britanniae’, putting the King Arthur tradition into writing for the first time.

1148 – Completion of the ‘Grail Bearer’ fresco at San Climente, Tahull.

1150 – Dietrich of Flanders brings the ‘blood of Jesus’ to Bruges, Belgium.

1159 – The seal of a Portuguese title deed to the Templars refers to the Grail with the words ‘Por tuo Gral’.

1165 – King Arthur is shown in the floor mosaic of Otranto cathedral.

1175 – Cretien de Troyes writes the ‘Arthurian Romances’ including ‘Perceval’.

1190 – Glastonbury monks unearth the bones of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere.

1191 – Robert de Boron starts writing ‘Roman de l’Estoire dou Graal

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