That is where they find mention of the Merovingian dynasty tracing its ancestry to Jesus, and whose last descendant is supposed to be one Pierre Plantard, an obscure gentleman with whom Sede had contact.
Brown does not mention that, unfortunately, these documents were the work of a nutty conman named Henri Plantard, who was trying to establish himself as the heir of the Merovingian dynasty. Plantard and some confederates founded the Priory of Sion and created the documents.
Third, Brown trips over himself in sup plying a background of plausibility for the great secret that forms the prize that all his characters seek: the fanciful speculation that Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene married and gave rise to the Merovingian dynasty of France with present-day heirs.
Both publications cite the recent bestseller The Da Vinci Code, a novel that re-packages several time-worn Gnostic myths, such as: Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, whom he chose as a successor; and the "Holy Grail" was in fact the sang real--royal bloodline--of Jesus's physical offspring, who supposedly became France's Merovingian dynasty.
Most Mysterious Fact: The crash happened in the Pont de L'Alma tunnel on a sacred ritual area of the Merovingian dynasty. It is claimed that the Merovingians and all true European royalty, including Diana Spencer's family, are descendants of Christ.