"This device is just extraordinary, the only thing of its kind. The design is beautiful, the astronomy is exactly right. The way the mechanics are designed just makes your jaw drop. Whoever has done this has done it extremely carefully ... in terms of historic and scarcity value, I have to regard this mechanism as being more valuable than the Mona Lisa."
This book is about how I discovered that the Mona Lisa is like the Antikythera Mechanism. She is out of place in history- she is not supposed to be there. Well, she is but how she was – is a completely different story.
My very first theory was *Spoiler alert* that she is in 3D: Something that wasn’t thought to be discovered until around 100 years ago by Carl Pulfrich. So if my theory is correct it means that Carl wasn’t the first – but Leonardo was- 400 years earlier.
If you don’t know much about da Vinci, you might think it’s far fetched to believe he discovered something so advanced so long ago, right? Remember those sponge divers? Leonardo was the first to design suites to let people breathe underwater. He also designed shoes that would let people walk on water. The first car? The first robot? The first tank? The first plane? – All Leonardo’s inventions! So why didn’t we realize this sooner? Because his notebooks weren’t available until hundreds of years later – his knowledge wasn’t lost, it was in suspended animation. That was until now...."