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Mona Lisa’s Eyes

from The Daily Mail

The real-life Da Vinci Code: Historians discover tiny numbers and letters in the eyes of the Mona Lisa

By NICK PISA and LUKE SALKELD

Intrigue is usually focused on her enigmatic smile.

Hidden symbols: This eye is thought to contain L and V, the artist's iniitals
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.

[ click to continue reading at The Daily Mail ]

Posted on December 13, 2010 by Editor

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