There is a real Da Vinci code hiding within the painting of “The Last Supper” created by Leonardo Da Vinci. According to musician Giovanni Maria Pala, he discovered that there is a musical number hidden within this controversial painting. Pala states that "[He has] always been intrigued by the possibility of finding a (piece of) music in the Last Supper, but [he] would have never imagined to find [him]self decoding a secret message by Leonardo." Leonardo was also a successful harpist and enjoyed hiding puzzles and paintings within his paintings. Pala claims that music piece found within Leonardo’s work is a sacred hymn and text. He declares that the horizontal and vertical lines on the tablecloth represent a music staff while the pieces of bread represent music notes. Each piece within the painting had some musical representation. Pala was able to decipher the time of the music by viewing the three "Apostles" representing a 3/4 time signature. He also realized that the way the notes were placed were a form of ancient manuscript. Pala then proceeded by having Father Luigi Orlando read the music and Father Luigi confirmed this sentence was written in Hebrew, and it meant "with Him consecration and glory." Pala also discovered that the church where he painted "The Last Supper", Santa Maria delle Grazie, was incorporated in the painting by a chalice. There are so many enigmas surrounding the controversial painting "The Last Supper", only causing people to want to find out more about the painting and what it hides.
-Tasha Pineiro, Period 7