According to CBS’ “60 Minutes” a key aspect of Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” is a hoax. That’s right, the Priory Of Sion doesn’t really exist, or at least it didn’t exist before the middle of the 20th century. Why does this matter, you ask. After all, it’s just a work of fiction. Yes, except that Brown begins the novel by positing the existence of the Priory back to the 11th century as a fact.
Interesting that it was CBS News and “60 Minutes” who broadcast this far and wide. After all, who knows more about faked document hoaxes?