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 New "Last Supper" theory crashes Leonardo Web sites

This new theory is basically saying that if you superimpose "The Last Supper" painting, you can see someone holding a baby.

Was Leonardo DaVinci actually there with his easel painting them live? lol. FOOLISHNESS!!!!

"MILAN (Reuters) - 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 Web sites 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 earlier this week.

Websites,, and 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.

And Pesci also suggests that the superimposed version shows a goblet before Christ and illustrates when Christ blessed bread and wine at a supper with his disciples for the first Eucharist.

The original Da Vinci depicts Christ when he predicts that one among them will betray him."

Leonardo Santana

 2007/7/27 16:51Profile

Joined: 2007/6/27
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 Re: New "Last Supper" theory crashes Leonardo Web sites

I'm surprised a the number of people who
are not grounded in the gospels and have
not the hunger and love for the truth.
Dan Brown's book is poor historial
speculation and pure fiction. Even James
Cameron bought into this fabrication and
deception. How can you suppose Christ
somehow survived the crucifixion??
He did not suffer and die in vain; and
He rose as evidence and witness to the
glory and power of God and the truth of
the gospels!!

Martin G. Smith

 2007/7/29 12:27Profile

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