Bergere pas de tentation...
Two fake parchments still cherished by believers in 2017

Paul Smith

3 October 2017

Online At: 7:20 PM GMT

Both parchments – “Bergere pas de tentation” (Large Parchment) and “A Dagobert II Roi et a Sion est ce trésor” (Small Parchment) – containing encrypted messages written in modern 1960s French – originated within the environment of Pierre Plantard and Philippe de Chérisey – and both Plantard and de Chérisey always admitted they were faked for Gérard de Sède’s 1967 book L’Or de Rennes.

Pierre Plantard and Philippe de Chérisey made these admissions since 1967 – whether in letters – whether in testimonies – whether in Priory Documents. There were genuine parchments in existence – but those published by Gérard de Sède were faked by Philippe de Chérisey.

Philippe de Chérisey died in 1985 – that represented 18 years of admissions that the parchments were fakes.

Pierre Plantard died in 2000 – that represented 33 years of admissions that the parchments were fakes.

Of course, in recent times the origin of the copied texts within the parchments have been discovered – making it unlikely that the parchments dated from 1891.

It was only Henry Lincoln who claimed that Philippe de Chérisey told him that those two parchments were “good copies of the originals” – there is no independent reference by Philippe de Chérisey making such a claim – and Henry Lincoln’s accounts have proved to be untrustworthy and unreliable in his various books – from The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail (1982) to The Key To The Sacred Pattern (1997).

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