Religion: Wanted: Home for a Relic

The Holy Grail—which Sir Lancelot glimpsed for one transcendent instant, which the pure knight, Sir Galahad, and simple Sir Percival sought and found—may now be reposing in the strong room of Lloyd's Bank in Aberystwyth, Wales. It will soon be turned over to a vivacious blonde Englishwoman named Mrs. James Mirylees.

Last week, after five years of litigation, Mrs. Mirylees was in possession of the vast, decaying, 18th century mansion called Nanteos in Cardigan, Wales, and the most precious part of the Nanteos estate is a crumbled, blackened wooden cup held together by wire, which, according to one legend, is the Holy...

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