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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