The Da Vinci Code found in France?
NANTES – The coded handwriting of the famous artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci was found in a public library in Nantes, France.
The document was found after one reporter found a lead in the artist’s biography, which led him to Nantes.
The piece of paper with the secret writing was among the other 5.000 handwritten documents that Pierre-Antoine Labouchere, a wealthy collector had donated to the library in 1872, but everybody soon forgot about.
Leonardo wrote this using his recognizable right-to-left style, so that it can be read in a mirror, but it still hasn’t been deciphered.
“He probably wrote in Italian that was used in 15th century, and it’s also possible that he used other languages” says Agnes Morseto, the head of the library.
Paper which contains the words written in brown is the second interesting and valuable discovery from Labouchere’s collection.
In first two years, a new Mozart’s score was found among those documents.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), which created during the Renaissance, is considered one of the greatest artists of all time.
The most famous among his works are The Last Supper, Mona Lisa, The Vetruvian Man. Besides art, he was also active in mathematics, architecture, geology, cartography, anatomy…
His art works were mostly inspired by biblical motives. Den Brown, the author of the bestseller “The Da Vinci Code”, believes that the artist has hidden many secrets in his art works, about Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene and the Templar knights.