Da Vinci Code: Leonardo Da Vinci Manuscript Discovered in French Library
A da Vinci code, more specifically a coded manuscript by Leonardo da Vinci, was discovered in a public library in France. According to The Guardian, a local journalist found a coded document written by da Vinci in Nantes, France. The manuscript was among 5,000 other documents that were donated mroe than 130 years ago.
"He was most probably writing in 15th century Italian, and possibly in other languages," Nantes library head Agnes Marcetteau told BBC News.
According to The Guardian, the text was written from right to left in da Vinci's characteristic mirror-writing. Da Vinci was one of the most influential artists in the world. The Guardian reported:
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was one of the major artists, scientists and thinkers of the Renaissance. While the Mona Lisa, which attracts thousands of visitors each day to the Louvre in Paris, is considered the most famous painting in the world, he is also know for his scientific studies and engineering drawings. In 1486 he designed a prototype for a flying machine not unlike today's helicopters.
BBC reported that the manuscript was donated by Pierre-Antoine Labouchere in 1872. Among the manuscripts donated was a rare score by composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which was discovered in 2008.