Charles Manier’s serendipitous discovery in 1924 led to the unearthing of 32 lead artifacts inscribed with Latin text near Tucson, Arizona. Dating back to the 9th century A.D., the Tucson artifacts have captivated historians and archaeologists alike. Among the artifacts, the presence of the double-barred Cross of Lorraine is particularly intriguing. This symbol, associated with the enigmatic Templars, hints at a possible precursor to the renowned medieval order. It raises questions about connections, influences, and the movement of ideas across time and space.
Scientific analysis and examination have provided compelling evidence confirming their authenticity, however, many still doubt these results. The exact origins and journey of these artifacts still remain shrouded in mystery.