is a fictitious character in a series of films. These films
are: ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ (1981), ‘Indiana
Jones and the Temple of Doom’ (1984), ‘Indiana Jones
and the Last Crusade’ (1989) and ‘Indiana Jones
and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ (2008). There was
also a television series made around the character: ‘The
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles’ (The Adventures or Young
Indiana Jones) (1992-1993).
Henry Walton Jones Jr., the official name of Indiana,
was born on July 1, 1899 in Princeton, New Jersey, the son
of the Scottish Henry Jones Sr. and his wife Anna. However,
he adopted the name Indiana, which was originally the name
of their dog. After the war Indiana Jones became a professor
of archaeology and an adventurer. As an adventurer he travelled
all over the world in search of archaeological treasures.
Characteristic components of his dress are his hat and whip.
The list of valuable archaeological items he found is impressive:
the Ark of Covenant, the cross of Coranado, the Holy Grail
and the Crystal Skull of Akatar.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is the third movie.
The character of Indiana Jones is played by Harrison Ford.
His father is played by Sean Connery. Henry's father, who
has disappeared, is an expert in the field of the Holy Grail.
It is his lifework. The Holy Grail, according the movie is
a cup used by Jesus Christ at the last supper. It is the cup
used to catch the blood of Christ during his martyr’s
death and which was entrusted to Joseph of Arimathea, (Please
note: this myth does not originate from the Bible). Just before
his disappearance Henry Jones took the opportunity to send
his diary, with all his research about the Holy Grail, to
his son. The Nazis are also in search of the Holy Grail and
consequently of course also in search of Professor Henry Jones'
diary. They are holding him imprisoned in a castle on the
border with Austria. Indiana tries to free his father, he
succeeds, and together they are go off in search of the Holy
Grail. At the end of the movie the two Jones', Marcus Brody
(owner and curator of a museum, and lifelong friend) and Sallah
(Egyptian digger and friend) travel to the Canyon of the Crescent
Moon where the temple where the Holy Grail is situated. There
the friends are caught by waiting Nazis. To find the Grail
one must endure some perilous trials. All those who have tried
before have paid for their failure with their lives. The Nazi
Donovan shoots Henry Jones and he is mortally wounded. Only
the Grail can save him. Indiana faces the deadly trials….
The second test is interesting as it concerns the Divine