Last month, we reported that
Nicolas Cage Members of Italy's National Committee for Cultural Heritage had found letters and numbers in the Mona Lisa's eyes, which could only be seen by magnifying high resolution images of the painting.
Now, Italian researcher Silvan Vinceti says he's found a letter "S" in Mona Lisa's left eye, and an "L" in her right eye. He also says he's found a number "72" under the "arched bridge in the backdrop" of the painting.
According to Vinceti, the symbols he found are "very small, painted with a tiny brush and subjected to the wear and tear of time."
So what do these symbols mean?
Vinceti believes the "S" could refer to the woman who ruled Milan during the Sforza dynasty, where Leonardo da Vinci spent time between 1482-1499 and 1506-1507.
As far as the "L" is concerned, Vinceti says it stands for "Leonardo."
With regards to "72," Vinceti claims it's a pertinent symbol from Kabbalah and Christianity. He says the "7" has lots of symbolic associations such as creation of the world, and he says the "2" could refer to the duality of male and female.
Are U aware of this, Dan Brown? You've totally got the beginnings of another Da Vinci Code book here, bb!
What do U think these symbols mean?
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