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Hidden Mona Lisa 'Code' Could Reveal Her True Identity

Real-life Da Vinci Code plays out in Italy

(Newser) - Want to know the true identity of the Mona Lisa? Just look deep into her eyes. Art historians have discovered miniscule numbers and letters painted there, and believe they might give a clue as to who sat for Leonardo Da Vinci's 500-year-old masterpiece. A group in Italy magnified high resolution...

Lab Note Baffles Code Sleuths

Internet abuzz with strange letter sent to Fermi physics facility

(Newser) - Amateur cryptographers are racking their brains over a mysterious letter sent to the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The note, covered in alien-looking symbols, arrived last year and remained under wraps until May, when the lab posted it online for amateur sleuths. Since then part of the message has been decoded—...

Music Decoded in Last Supper

Italian musician finds requiem hidden in famous fresco

(Newser) - Touting his find as a "real da Vinci code," an Italian musician claims to have found a musical score hidden by Leonardo da Vinci in The Last Supper.  "It sounds like a requiem," Giovanni Maria Pala tells the Discovery Channel, describing the short piece whose...

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