Last Supper theory crashes websites
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Many of us had seen the Da Vinci Code, many believed based on conspiracy theory and conjecture. Now a researcher discovered something by accident. Slavisa Pesci found Leonardo Di Vinci certainly loved mystery and hidden meanings screwing our modern day psyche even to this day. I have researched Italian media for the video on this discovery, as previous access caused the website to consistently crash with over 1.5 million hits. I have attached the video link portion of this for Now Public Readers. Unfortunately it is in Italian, but images speak more than words.
My Final Thought
I am sure National Geographic or A&E will jump at the chance to do a story for Television on this one. I for one look forward to it.
A new theory that Leonardo's Last Supper might hide within it a depiction of Christ blessing the bread and wine has triggered so much interest that websites connected to the picture have crashed.
The famous fresco is already the focus of mythical speculation after author Dan Brown based his The Da Vinci Code book around the painting, arguing in the novel that Jesus married his follower, Mary Magdelene, and fathered a child.
Now Slavisa Pesci, an information technologist and amateur scholar, says superimposing the Last Supper with its mirror-image throws up another picture containing a figure who looks like a Templar knight and another holding a small baby.
"I came across it by accident, from some of the details you can infer that we are not talking about chance but about a precise calculation," Pesci told journalists when he unveiled the theory this week.
Websites www.leonardodavinci.tv, www.codicedavinci.tv, www.cenacolo.biz and www.leonardo2007.com had 15 million hits on Thursday morning alone, organizers said, adding they were trying to provide a more powerful server for the sites.
In the superimposed version, a figure on Christ's left appears to be cradling a baby in its arms, Pesci said, but he made no suggestion this could be Christ's child.
Judas, whose imminent betrayal of Christ is the force breaking the right-hand line of the original fresco, appears in an empty space on the left in the reverse image version.