Cracking the Da Vinci Code: The Unauthorized Guide to the Facts Behind Dan Brown's Bestselling Novel

Cracking the Da Vinci Code: The Unauthorized Guide to the Facts Behind Dan Brown's Bestselling Novel

by Simon Cox
     
 

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Dan Brown's best-selling novel, The Da Vinci Code, has become a global phenomenon, and introduced millions of readers to a mysterious world where Leonardo Da Vinci encoded hidden meanings into his paintings; strange symbols are engraved in a remote British chapel; and the Catholic church and an ancient secret society are locked into a centuries-old battle toSee more details below

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Dan Brown's best-selling novel, The Da Vinci Code, has become a global phenomenon, and introduced millions of readers to a mysterious world where Leonardo Da Vinci encoded hidden meanings into his paintings; strange symbols are engraved in a remote British chapel; and the Catholic church and an ancient secret society are locked into a centuries-old battle to gain control of the ultimate prize; the Holy Grail.

But how much of the novel is actually true and what is fictional distortion? Cracking the Da Vinci Code: An A to Z Guide to the Facts Behind the Fiction is the first book to cut through the confusion and disclose the amazing facts that underpin the plot. In a simple A-Z format it reveals the historical basis of the secrets contained in the book, including background information on all the key figures, reproductions of the symbols encoded in the paintings, and insider knowledge such as the riddles hidden in the characters' names.

Cracking the Da Vinci Code: An A to Z Guide to the Facts Behind the Fiction is an invaluable resource for the many enthusiasts of the novel and all those who want to learn more about the remarkable truth behind the legend of the Holy Grail. Everything you need to know about the facts behind the fiction, including entries on:

  • Church of Saint-Sulpice
  • Cryptology
  • Fibonnaci Sequence
  • Goddess Worshipping
  • Golden Ratio
  • The Holy Grail
  • Knights Templar
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • The Louvre
  • Mary Magdalene
  • The Mona Lisa
  • Opus Dei
  • Pagan Symbols
  • Pentagrams
  • Pope Clement V
  • The Priory of Sion
  • The Rose Line
  • Rosslyn Chapel
  • Sacred Geometry
  • Solomon's Temple
  • Vitruvian Man

Simon Cox is the editor-in-chief of Phenomena, the magazine devoted to challenging dogmas, orthodoxies and half-truths. He has also worked as a researcher for some of the leading names in the alternative history field, including Robert Bauval, David Rohl and Graham Hancock. Simon is currently making a documentary based on the facts behind The Da Vinci Code for a major US production company.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780732281045
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Publication date:
05/06/2004
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.59(d)

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