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Da Vinci manuscript found in France

Posted on Wednesday, 8 December, 2010 | Comment icon 11 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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A rare Leonardo Da Vinci coded manuscript has been discovered in a public library in France.

It was one of several thousand manuscripts donated by Pierre-Antoine Labouchere in 1872 and then forgotten about. The document is written in cryptic mirrored writing and so far it has not been deciphered.

"A coded manuscript by Leonardo da Vinci has been discovered in a public library in the French city of Nantes."

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Comment icon #2 Posted by Kitana2010 on 8 December, 2010, 10:28
Kinda odd how Davinci put his writings in codes.. really interesting!
Comment icon #3 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 8 December, 2010, 21:01
it will be interesting to find out what it says. i wonder why they make it news then say but gee we haven't deciphered it yet. it's not heiroglyphics for pete sake. Slow news day in France?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Paracelse on 9 December, 2010, 5:32
Slow news day in France? It's cold and snowy so no car burnings no ranting in the streets about the new retirement age (62).
Comment icon #5 Posted by Paracelse on 9 December, 2010, 5:34
138 years to realize that library owns a treasure.... that news is about as fascinating as the discovery. Only in France!
Comment icon #6 Posted by itsjustlife on 9 December, 2010, 23:55
Yeah it's only in Italian, whip out a mirror and let us know what it says already! If you're interested in Da Vinci check out the preview to my book about him at =)
Comment icon #7 Posted by rashore on 10 December, 2010, 0:15
maybe it's the secret manu that really states he made the codex.. We are making them for christmas gifts this year and it would be AWESOME if we could include that as a real thing with them
Comment icon #8 Posted by oDaVinci on 6 January, 2011, 1:55
Ahh, the mysteries of da Vinci.
Comment icon #9 Posted by regeneratia on 6 January, 2011, 4:18
138 years to realize that library owns a treasure.... that news is about as fascinating as the discovery. Only in France! Only in France and the Smithsonian. LOL! (meaning the Smithsonian deliberately buries treasures in their archives and storage space.)
Comment icon #10 Posted by StarChild 83 on 6 February, 2011, 5:01
I don't think it's too odd that he wrote a lot of things in code. he could have been worried about people steeling his ideas or fear of being accused of blasphemy or just plain privacy concerns.
Comment icon #11 Posted by jinxed on 6 February, 2011, 13:31
I don't think it's too odd that he wrote a lot of things in code. he could have been worried about people steeling his ideas or fear of being accused of blasphemy or just plain privacy concerns. That's also my opinion, and a theory that many historians and art experts who deal with Da Vinci accept. However, Da Vinci still remains a bit mysterious

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