Indiana Jones could have saved himself a lot of trouble if he’d have just gone to the city cathedral in Valencia, where there is a grail that a lot of people (Valencians, mostly) believe is the Holy One. To tell the truth, I’m skeptical — everyone who’s ever seen The Last Crusade knows that the true grail is the simple one made of clay, not the fancy one studded with diamonds. So, my advice to all those who don’t want to age super-fast and dissolve into dust is: Don’t Touch Valencia’s Grail.
But perhaps I shouldn’t be so skeptical. An international conference is about to begin in the city, to discuss the possibility that Valencia’s grail is indeed The One. And a significant portion of the online community dedicated to the hunt for the grail also believes that the evidence is strong.
Regardless, the grail is something worth checking out (as is the rest of the cathedral, of course). Seriously, though — don’t touch it. And if you do, and the ground opens up beneath your feet, you might find yourself dangling from a ledge with the choice to either grab the grail, or the hand of the dashing archeologist trying to save you. Choose the hand.