Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Strange Culture on Assignment: 666 Pains of Glass at the Louvre?

A Strange Culture reader asked "I've wondered from reading the Da Vinci Code if the Louvre's Pyramid really has 666 panes of glass and if that was intentional?"

Obviously the number 666 certainly has some connotations as the mark of the beast.

But according to Wikipedia's entry on the pyramid this was a false rumor that began in the 1980's and while various reports give numbers such as 672, 673 and 698 the number appears to be greater than 666 panes of glass. Although this is no more than a myth, it has gained increased prominence by it's inclusion as fact in the fictional novel, "The Da Vinci Code."

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6 comments:

asdf said...

I think I'll be the last person in America to read this book. I'm starting as soon as I finish up the last of the Chronicles of Narnia series.

Mob said...

I'll beat ya, Doug, because I have no interest in this book or movie...so if I do ever get around to it, I'll personally be shocked.

Jeremy Barker said...

Come on RC, I expect you to head to the Louvre and count each pane of glass. It's the least you could do for your loyal readers,

jack said...

Interesting, I just heard someone mention something about this. Thanks.

amy weems said...

RC...You are a good student for doing your homework assignment. You will get bonus points for the quick turn in but I'm going to have to take off points for your source sheets. Where is your bibliography? I agree with Jeremy (even though I don't know him) I think a field trip to the Louvre will be required.

By the way, you're awesome. Thanks for making us all think on Wednesday night!

Paula said...

I haven't read the book. But it seems quite clearly marked "Fiction". People are so hungry to believe something, anything...

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