The 'Holy Grail' discovered in English field

Funny story written by Stevey G.

Monday, 5 July 2010

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'Holy Grail' will undergo months of careful scrutiny by experts

Archaeologists in England are still celebrating the discovery, a year ago to the day, of the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon artefacts ever discovered and yet we are privileged to be able to announce a find earlier today that will make this and other archaeological discoveries, appear insignificant by comparison.

For today, we can announce that cleaning staff at the Glastonbury Festival site in Somerset, England, have discovered the 'Holy Grail'.

Legend has it that the Great Uncle of Jesus, Joseph of Arimathea, travelled to England and brought with him the chalice, which many believe collected the blood of Christ as he suffered on the cross.

Numerous romantic legends have evolved surrounding the search for the Holy Grail involving crusades, templars, knights and speculative treasure hunters.

In what therefore might be seen by some as a bit of an anti-climax, the Holy Grail was discovered by Norman Bint, currently unemployed and engaged in the Glastonbury clean-up operation as part of his community service programme.

Norman explained, 'the clean-up operation has to be carried out very carefully and in accordance with strict ecological guidelines. We have to make sure that we collect all the re-cyclable rubbish and that is taken away. But when no-ones looking, we dig a big hole in the field an pile it all in!'

It was in digging that 'big hole' that the amazing discovery was made. Although the chalice has been sent away for examination and verification, Norman is 'sure that it is the genuine article'.

The Vatican have rejected claims that the Glastonbury find is genuine stating that 'they have had the real thing hidden away for centuries'.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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