AN ancient goblet has been taken off display in a Spanish church, after historians identified it as the Holy Grail.

So many visitors flocked to the San Isidoro basilica, in Leon, that they could not fit in the church, and curators have removed the chalice until they can find a larger space to exhibit it.

The historians, Leon University medieval history lecturer Margarita Torres, and art historian Jose Manuel Ortega del Rio, published their book ‘Kings of the Grail’ last week.

They claim two Egyptian parchments found at Cairo’s University of al-Ashan set them on a three year investigation which led to the goblet.

The agate, gold and onyx chalice, encrusted with precious stones, was previously known as the goblet of Infanta Dona Urraca, daughter of Fernando 1, King of Leon from 1037-1065.

There are currently 200 supposed Holy Grails in Europe alone, many of which the book attempts to discredit.

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