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Da Vinci Code? Tiny Numbers and Letters Found in Mona Lisa Painting
The Blaze ^ | 12/13/10 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on 12/13/2010 1:37:48 PM PST by Nachum

It appears Mona Lisa, who has been captivating people for centuries, just got much more interesting. Art detectives have discovered that one of the world’s most famous paintings contains small letters and numbers put there intentionally by Leonardo Da Vinci:

Hidden in the dark paint of her pupils are tiny letters and numbers, placed there by the artist Leonardo da Vinci and revealed only now thanks to high-­magnification techniques.

Experts say the barely distinguishable letters and numbers represent something of a real-life Da Vinci code.

The revelation could have come straight from the pages of Dan Brown’s best-seller The Da Vinci Code, in which the Mona Lisa is said to contain hidden clues about the Holy Grail.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


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KEYWORDS: code; da; tiny; vinci

1 posted on 12/13/2010 1:37:53 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

eh? It was paint by numbers???


2 posted on 12/13/2010 1:39:14 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 691 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Nachum

If something required that kind of magnification to see, how did Da Vinci even put them there? Could he see what he was writing? What paint brush did he have back then, that could write that small?


3 posted on 12/13/2010 1:40:17 PM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: Nachum

So the guy signed his own painting?

yawn.


4 posted on 12/13/2010 1:40:54 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: Nachum
Hoax.
5 posted on 12/13/2010 1:41:47 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: stuartcr

Maybe he was such a brilliant mind, he invented a time machine and transported to the future - acquired a gadget - and then zipped back and stuck it in there?

Maybe on one of his trips to the future he read The DaVinci Code, and now he’s played a practical joke on all of us?


6 posted on 12/13/2010 1:43:22 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: Nachum

If the Liberals and Elites placed 1% of the faith they placed in man into faith in God, the world be a much better place.


7 posted on 12/13/2010 1:43:34 PM PST by j.argese (Boycott Nevada.)
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To: Nachum
Hidden in the dark paint of her pupils are tiny letters and numbers, placed there by the artist Leonardo da Vinci and revealed only now thanks to high-­magnification techniques.

The fine print say's to head to China before 2012 and get a job working on one of the arks so you can sneak aboard when the time comes.

8 posted on 12/13/2010 1:43:39 PM PST by hoyt-clagwell (5:00 AM Gym Crew Jerking Iron.....)
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To: stuartcr
What paint brush did he have back then, that could write that small?

My thoughts exactly

9 posted on 12/13/2010 1:43:59 PM PST by camerongood210
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To: stuartcr

A Sharpie.


10 posted on 12/13/2010 1:44:24 PM PST by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting me.)
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To: stuartcr

>>If something required that kind of magnification to see, how did Da Vinci even put them there<<

People from my home world have been visiting this planet since before any “as yet found” human history (though there is still some juicy stuff you will find if you folks ever get off your duffs and start exploring the ocean floor). Da Vincy was one that exposed a little more of our technology than we were comfortable with.

I’ll confess that he got this one past us. We had pretty much put it to bed. We thought.


11 posted on 12/13/2010 1:44:42 PM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: stuartcr

Sort along the lines I was thinking. Will be interesting to see how long this story stands under scrutiny.


12 posted on 12/13/2010 1:47:12 PM PST by 556x45
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To: stuartcr
Many years ago, I remember doing the same thing....magnifying something...the result was not a picture but numbers. I finally realized that simple graining structure and/or blurring causes paaterns which will result in numbers because 'THAT IS WHAT WE WANT TO SEE"

In other words, a pre-conception led to an invalid "conceived" find...

13 posted on 12/13/2010 1:47:26 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum; Islander7

It’s true, it’s true. Islander7 proved it last night:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2641743/replies?c=14


14 posted on 12/13/2010 1:49:53 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: Nachum

“www.allposters.com $39.95”


15 posted on 12/13/2010 1:50:56 PM PST by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: Nachum

16 posted on 12/13/2010 1:54:47 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: stuartcr
If something required that kind of magnification to see, how did Da Vinci even put them there? Could he see what he was writing? What paint brush did he have back then, that could write that small?

The magnifying glass was invented a couple hundred years before Da Vinci's birth. Painting with a single hair or bristle wouldn't have been too shocking either.

17 posted on 12/13/2010 1:55:04 PM PST by KarlInOhio (All monopolies are detestable, but the worst of all is the monopoly of education. -Frederic Bastiat)
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To: Nachum

“For a good time call ....”


18 posted on 12/13/2010 1:55:48 PM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Nachum

If it reads along the lines of “23/350,” then somebody got screwed.


19 posted on 12/13/2010 1:56:01 PM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Nachum

“For a good time call ....”


20 posted on 12/13/2010 1:56:08 PM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Nachum

Dan Brown is an anti-Catholic jerk. I find it hard to take seriously any article that begins by citing his lousy fictions.


21 posted on 12/13/2010 1:59:39 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Nachum
It says, “Be certus bibo magis Ovaltine.”

Which means:
Be sure to drink more Ovaltine

22 posted on 12/13/2010 2:02:26 PM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I just blew snot bubbles! LOL


23 posted on 12/13/2010 2:13:14 PM PST by JD91
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To: Joe 6-pack

I just blew snot bubbles! LOL


24 posted on 12/13/2010 2:13:17 PM PST by JD91
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To: null and void

I saw a paint by numbers Mona Lisa at Big Lots this past weekend. (and a moose once bit my sister)


25 posted on 12/13/2010 2:20:24 PM PST by VRWCtaz (America has Zero to be ashamed of.)
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To: null and void

I saw a paint by numbers Mona Lisa at Big Lots this past weekend. (and a moose once bit my sister)


26 posted on 12/13/2010 2:20:31 PM PST by VRWCtaz (America has Zero to be ashamed of.)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

27 posted on 12/13/2010 2:22:23 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Scotswife

That’s probably it.


28 posted on 12/13/2010 2:22:23 PM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: Scotswife
Maybe he was such a brilliant mind, he invented a time machine and transported to the future - acquired a gadget - and then zipped back and stuck it in there?

Maybe on one of his trips to the future he read The DaVinci Code, and now he’s played a practical joke on all of us?

The Doctor Who episode "City of Death" covered this already. However, instead of numbers and letters in the eye, the canvas had "THIS IS A FAKE" written in magic marker and then painted over. The other 6 original copies were destroyed in a fire in Paris....

29 posted on 12/13/2010 2:22:39 PM PST by DrDavid (George Orwell was an optimist.)
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To: j.argese

???


30 posted on 12/13/2010 2:23:22 PM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: PATRIOT1876

beat me to it! :)


31 posted on 12/13/2010 2:24:08 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: null and void

It says.....Kilroy was here 1945.


32 posted on 12/13/2010 2:25:15 PM PST by mono
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To: Nachum

They’ve been writing on grains of rice for hundreds of years.


33 posted on 12/13/2010 2:25:24 PM PST by rreahsito
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To: KarlInOhio

You mean all that these scientists used for high magnification, was a magnifying glass? Seems odd that no one thought to use one until now?


34 posted on 12/13/2010 2:26:18 PM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: Nachum

How do you know that they weren’t part of her eyes, and he just painted it as he saw it?


35 posted on 12/13/2010 2:27:22 PM PST by jrg
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To: camerongood210
"What paint brush did he have back then, that could write that small? My thoughts exactly "

The Book of Kells contains many pages of knotwork that are visible only under magnification not known to have existed at the time of their production. Da Vinci came along some 500 - 1000 years later.

36 posted on 12/13/2010 2:27:52 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Nachum

The numbers are: 867-5309


37 posted on 12/13/2010 2:28:33 PM PST by Graneros (Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
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To: PATRIOT1876
Be sure to drink more Ovaltine

A crummy commercial? Son of a bitch!

38 posted on 12/13/2010 2:31:11 PM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: Graneros

I always thought she looked like Jenny ;^)


39 posted on 12/13/2010 2:32:47 PM PST by The Cajun
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To: Nachum

You can see letters and numbers in just about anything if you put your mind to finding letters and numbers. Mona Lisa’s eyes look the way they look because that’s how his painting model looked that day and that was how her eyes looked. They didn’t have eye makeup back than all that much, so her eyes just looked natural, no lipstick so her lips looked natural.


40 posted on 12/13/2010 2:34:03 PM PST by Twinkie (Doing nothing is the most tiring job there is; you can't quit and rest . .)
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To: Nachum
Forget the Mona Lisa

Photobucket

This is an OUTRAGE!!!!!!!

41 posted on 12/13/2010 2:48:13 PM PST by PanzerKardinal (Some things are so idiotic only an intellectual would believe it.)
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To: Nachum
Thanks MSNBC. That was soooo insightful.
42 posted on 12/13/2010 3:05:29 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Graneros

That’s really weird, ‘cause I heard Mona Lisa’s middle name was Jenny!!


43 posted on 12/13/2010 3:05:37 PM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: Nachum
Thanks MSNBC. That was soooo insightful.
44 posted on 12/13/2010 3:05:41 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: stuartcr

Was that a bit non-sequitery? My point was media makes such a big deal about Dan Brown’s flim-flam but when it comes to actual religious or theological news it’s not so interested.


45 posted on 12/13/2010 3:12:21 PM PST by j.argese (Boycott Nevada.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

When the Mona was stolen so the art forger could market several very very good copies, did the authorities get the original back ‘or memorex’?


46 posted on 12/13/2010 3:15:49 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: j.argese

ok


47 posted on 12/13/2010 6:55:42 PM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: jrg

Or maybe she happened to be reading a hex dump on her CRT when he painted her.


48 posted on 12/13/2010 9:40:57 PM PST by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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