A rare manuscript by Leonardo da Vinci has been rediscovered among documents, left untouched for 130 years in a French library. It was found among items donated by a rich collector back in 1872.
The scrawl on the scrap of paper has been written back to front and experts say it is best read via a mirror – that is if they can crack da Vinci’s code.
Agnes Marceteau, from Nantes Library said, “He was most probably writing in Italian from the 15th century and possibly in other languages. So it’s now got to be deciphered.”
Two years ago an original score by composer genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was also discovered among other possessions belonging to the same collector, Pierre-Antoine Labouchere.