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Hidden Images In The Mona Lisa

How has no one noticed this in almost 500 years?!?! Artist Ron Piccirillo discovered a whole series of hidden messages from Leonardo da Vinci in the Mona Lisa simply by looking at it from an extreme angle. The most startling of these Renaissance Easter Eggs being three animal heads in the background.

1. The Original

2. Now On Its Side, Where You Can See (Clockwise) An Ape, A Lion And A Bison

Piccirillo believes the Mona Lisa is da Vinci’s symbolic portrait of envy, and he has many other bits of evidence—including da Vinci’s own notes—to back up his theory. Go further down the rabbit hole at his blog.

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Gavon Laessig is a deputy news director and front page editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
 
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