The real-life Da Vinci Code: Historians discover tiny numbers and letters in the eyes of the Mona Lisa
Intrigue is usually focused on her enigmatic smile.
Hidden symbols: This eye is thought to contain L and V, the artist’s initials
But the Mona Lisa was at the centre of a new mystery yesterday after art detectives took a fresh look at the masterpiece – and noticed something in her eyes.
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.