Millions of readers worldwide have been hooked by Dan Brown's extraordinary bestseller The Da Vinci Code and are fascinated by questions raised in the novel: Was Jesus actually married to Mary Magdalene? Did they have a child together? Was Mary one of the disciples and did she write her own gospel? Did geniuses like Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton belong to secret societies that had the most compelling insider information in history? And did Leonardo convey some of these ideas in The Last Supper and other paintings? In this New York Times bestseller Dan Burstein has distilled the views of the experts - archaeologists, theologians, art historians, philosophers and scientists - to sort out the fact, informed speculation and fiction behind the phenomenon that is The Da Vinci Code.
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