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What do you see if you turn 72 upside down? It's the same in each eye. Simply LV (Leonardo da Vinci) saying, "look what I did". Knowing the kind of man he was, it's no surprise that he liked to do things differently and enigmatically. No hidden message. No conspiracy. Moving on.
Originally posted by Pauligirl
Originally posted by davespanners
Isn't there also a problem that the Mona Lisa has been restored in the past so the paint on the very surface wouldn't be by De Vinci?
I'm not sure how it works but couldn;t the letters and numbers be from some sort of restoration attempt?
According to this only the bottom half the painting has ever been restored after acid was thrown on it 1956.
Some age spots were removed in the 1950's but they were afraid to really clean it.
And something else news to me: "X-rays have shown there are three different versions of the Mona Lisa hidden under the present one."
Originally posted by davespanners
Are we sure these people aren't suffering from a serious case of Pareidolia and wishful thinking.
One minute they say
"To the naked eye the symbols are not visible but with a magnifying glass they can clearly be seen,"
Then in the next paragraph
"It is very difficult to make them out clearly but they appear to be the letters CE or it could be the letter B
Which is it? are they clear or impossible to make out?
I think it might be a couple of art historians that are desperate to make a name for themselves
The CE marking (also known as CE mark) is a mandatory conformance mark on many products placed on the single market in the European Economic Area (EEA). The CE marking certifies that a product has met EU consumer safety, health or environmental requirements. Originally "CE" stood for ("Communauté Européenne") "European Community". According to the European Commission today the CE logo has become a symbol for free marketability of industrial goods within the EEA without any literal meaning. By affixing the CE marking to a product, the manufacturer – on his sole responsibility – declares that it meets EU safety, health and environmental requirements.
Originally posted by Fox Molder
Originally posted by Xadaz
The 72 clearly refers to the 72 virgins that are gifted to Muslims upon death. What else would the secret behind the smile be?! He saw Islam as the true religion even back then
This is the most obvious sign that we in the West should convert immediately.
Tongue firmly in cheek
Yeah...that part about the 72 virgins...Hummm...It was never told if they were 72 young female and beautiful virgins or 72 young boys or older men or even 72 virgin sheep......
Originally posted by walter kurtz
I've read through quite a lot of the pages & haven't seen below mentioned;
“I can’t offer any comment on the scientific value of this 'finding' since the scientific basis to support it are missing,” Carlo Pedretti, the world's leading scholar in Leonardo studies, told Discovery News.
“Under the microscope, the eyes of the original Mona Lisa -- not those appearing in magnifying high-resolution images -- do not present any cryptic sign, such as numbers or letters, but only the craquelure (or cracking) also visible to the naked eye,” Pedretti, who heads the Armand Hammer Center for Leonardo Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, said.
And from the same website -
Alessandro Vezzosi, the director of the Museo Ideale in the Tuscan town of Vinci, where Leonardo was born in 1452, agrees.
“Scientific tests such as non-invasive X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy have revealed many interesting features, but certainly no letters and numbers,” Vezzosi told Discovery News.
“People are so fascinated by this painting that they can see everything in it,” said Vezzosi, the curator of a traveling exhibition called “Mona Lisa Is Naked,” which explores the impact of the enigmatic lady on art while gathering portraits of a half-naked women with clear links to the famous (and clothed) Mona Lisa.
According to these guys there are no numbers or symbols & until I see high res pictures from Vinceti showing where they are, I'm siding with these guys