Dark Secret

My last book is out in English. It presents my recent research, including the representation of Charles Martel with his dead bear in a Central Italy church.

The Dark Secret

Elisabeth de Moreau d’Andoy

We have always been told that Charlemagne (742-814), the Frank Germanic Emperor of Western and Central Europe, who is considered the father of modern Western Europe, was based in Germany.

His original family was not based in Germany, but in Gallia Belgica, which is today’s Belgium.

The headquarters of his empire, the mythical Aquisgranum is supposed to be the town of Aachen/Aix-la-Chapelle, in Germany.

1,500,000 tourists go to Aachen every year to see Charlemagne’s grave. However, the underground tomb described by the Latin texts has never been found.

But it is not the only thing that was not found. There is no real archaeological trace of his palace or his capital city, New Rome, in Aachen.

The last archaeological digs were catastrophic in Aachen: under the 12th century layer, there was nothing, except a few roman remains.

Instead of a Carolingian chapel, we are presented with a gothic cathedral.

The first chapel built by Charlemagne’s father, Pepin the Short, has not been found.

Where are the Frank military camps, the permanent camp, Campum Longum and Campo Maggio, where Charlemagne’s army used to gather for the year’s campaign? Where are his familly member’s mausoleums? There should be traces of his descendents in the local documents. There are none.

I stumbled, by chance, across the mother of all secrets.

The Middle Ages are often called the Dark Ages because lots of things from that time simply do not add up. I tell in my book how I discovered that there is an excellent reason why they don’t.

My previous book is called “Charlemagne la contre-histoire” and is published in France by the publisher Edilivre
It is the result of an 8-years research.
It was also published in Italy by Albatros Il Filo but is out of print.

To see the video of my conference in Italian of November 13, 2013 at the Castelli Romani Rotary Club, use the following links:



One Response to Dark Secret

  1. Carlo Magno la contro storia is a fascinating book. The research leads to inevitable and logical conclusions and the style of writing made me feel so completely involved that I was sorry to reach the end. Can’t wait for Part 2. DB

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