before his death, Saunière ordered a scale model,
apparently depicting Jerusalem, but if so, containing major errors. André
Douzet identified that the landscape did not correspond with Jerusalem,
but did correspond with the landscape of Perillos.
Sceptical statements made by Octonovo on a now defunct website are answered in this reply.
Saunière’s model… and its twin
Since the public revelation of the model in 1995, two further models have been discovered. They provide further insights in to what Saunière was planning.
The – a – Tomb of Christ?
The most intriguing mention on the model is of course "Tomb of Christ". The all-important question is: should we take this literally, and if not, what might it mean?
“And he is there, dead”
In part 1, we look into the clues given to us by the various strands of research, in order to try and find out what could be the "true core" of the mystery of Perillos. In part 2, we delve further into the questions, which also lead us towards Egyptian coronation rituals. In part 3, who ask the question who it is that is supposedly buried in Perillos.
The “inspired garden”
The garden in front of the church of Rennes-le-Château was built by Saunière with the same elements and dimensions as those of his infamous model, ordered at the end of his lifetime. Not only do the two overlap, with the decodation of an enigmatic inscription, it is clear that the same theme was employed in both locations.
Ethiopia’s Jerusalem model
The 12th century Zagwe Dynasty of Ethiopia created a copy of Jerusalem, carved from the rocks. Are there lessons that the "eight wonder of the world" - Lalibela - can learn when we study the mystery of Rennes-le-Château, Perillos and the enigmatic model?