Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"The Lost Symbol" and the Freemasons: 8 Myths Decoded

The Masonic jewel was fashioned from bone, straw, and other scrap materials by French prisoners of war in the 1800s
Novelist Dan Brown's new book, The Lost Symbol, is doing for the Freemasons what its predecessor, The Da Vinci Code, did for the Catholic Church's Opus Dei—showering new fame, and new fictions, on a brotherhood that's already catnip for conspiracy theorists.


Via: National Geographic News

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