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Historians Find Numbers in Mona Lisa's Eyes

Historians have uncovered tiny numbers painted into Da Vinci's Mona Lisa's eyes. Art Historian Silvano Vinceti made the discovery following close inspection of the world renown painting hanging at the Louvre in Paris, France. Silvano led a team of art experts from Italy's national Cultural Heritage Committee examined the painting following the discovery of a book in an antique shop with claims there were hidden symbols painted in Mona Lisa.

Silvano reported the team's findings to the UK's The Sun with: "To the naked eye the symbols are not visible but with a magnifying glass they are clearly seen. We know Da Vinci used symbols so we are confident that they are a message from him." The team found the letters "LV" in Mona Lisa's right eye, with hard to discern letters in Mona Lisa's left eye, perhaps "CE," and the number "72" or "L2" painted in the backdrop's bridge.

Experts hope the symbols will assist in determining the Mona Lisa's identity.

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