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Movie poster for The Da Vinci Code


Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code is a publishing phenomenon. An international bestseller, the novel ignited a firestorm of controversy over its subject matter. Denounced as heresy by the Catholic Church and hailed by feminists and others who believe that Mary Magdalene was never given her due as a co-founder of Christianity, the book was recently made into a feature film starring Tom Hanks and Audrey Tatou which has broken box office records around the world. The book and the feature film release of The Da Vinci Code have raised questions about the history of religion and of the Catholic Church. The book also has made people curious about ancient symbols and mythology and inspired people to learn more about history and study art. In addition to all the controversy, The Da Vinci Code is great fun: it's a thriller that holds the readers' interest, as its protagonists jet around the world hoping to solve an ancient puzzle.

Director Ron Howard, screenwriter Akiva Goldsmith and Tom Hanks are already on board to film another Robert Langdon adventure, Angels and Demons. Angels and Demons is every bit as controversial as The Da Vinci Code, and takes readers deep into the secret Vatican archives as Dr. Langdon encounters The Illuminati and searches for the world's most powerful energy source. Meanwhile, Dan Brown is hard at work on his next novel, The Solomon Key. We've selected what we think are the best resources for The Da Vinci Code on the Web. We've also configured searches for you, so you can easily keep up with all the latest breaking Da Vinci Code news.

Top Resources

Author Dan Brown's Website, author's official website includes a faq and photos related to the book
Beliefnet's Da Vinci Code Section, Beliefnet has a large section discussing the ideas in the book
Da Vinci Code Store, a collection of Da Vinci Code related books by Amazon.com
Secrets of the Da Vinci Code, U.S. News and World Report examines the book's claims to determine which are true, which are false and which cannot be proven
What is the Da Vinci Code, an unofficial blog that keeps up with the books, film and controversy
Yahoo's Da Vinci Code Links, collection of links in the Yahoo directory



Publisher and Studio Websites

Random House, book publisher
2K Games, video game publisher
Sony Pictures, official movie website


Leonardo Da Vinci

Arounder: The Last Supper, allows you to view The Last Supper and zoom in for closer details
BBC Leonardo Site, a resource from the BBC with a timeline and biography
The Da Vinci Site, includes a flash version of artwork, articles and links to resources
Exploring Leonardo, a resource for teachers and students developed by the Museum of Science in Boston
Leonardo3, information about Leonardo Da Vinci including color photographs of what some of his many inventions would look like
Leonardo Da Vinci's 10 Best Ideas, information some of Da Vinci's great ideas from LiveScience.com
Leonardo Exhibit, Leonardo da Vinci website from the Italian National Museum of Science and Technology
Leonardo's Machines, a list of Leonardo Da Vinci's machine ideas with pictures of his sketches
The Last Supper, pictures of The Last Supper from Dan Brown's site
The Last Supper Analysis, analysis of the painting by Lisa Shea
The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, an online version of Da Vinci's notebooks
Twenty Things You Didn't Know About Da Vinci, an article from Discover Magazine
Wikipedia: Leonardo Da Vinci, includes a biography and links to web resources

Ancient Codes

Ambigrams, Dan Brown's page explaining ambigrams
Cryptophile, a blog about Da Vinci codes by a Symbology enthusiast
Internet Anagram Server, type in a word or phrase and the server returns a list of anagrams
Symbols, an online encyclopedia of western signs and ideograms
Upon Reflection, a website about ancient symbol alphabets
Virtual Glossary of Religious Symbols, an illustrated glossary of symbols relating to religion, magick, mysticism, mythology and the occult

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene PBS Feature, an interview with experts about Mary Magdalene
Religion: An Inconvenient Women, a Newsweek article examining the history of Mary Magdalene
The Saintly Sinner: The two-thousand-year obsession with Mary Magdalene, A New Yorker article about Mary Magdalene
Who Was Mary Magdalene?, Mary Magdalene feature from National Geographic
Who Was Mary Magdalene?, an feature about Mary Magdalene from Beliefnet
Who Was Mary Magdalene? The Buzz Goes Mainstream, article from the Christian Science Monitor investigating Mary's background
Wikipedia: Mary Magdalene, Wikipedia's biography and collection of web resources

Knights Templar

Templar History, a magazine all about the Knights Templar
Rosslyn Templars, a research group investigation Rosslyn Chapel and the Knights Templar
The Knights Templar: Who Were They?, a Slate article about the Order of the Knights Templar
The History of the Knights Templar, the online version of a book about the Knights Templar by Charles G. Addison
Wikipedia: Knights Templar, Wikipedia's collection of Knights Templar resources



Criticism of The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Dialogue, a website offering informative essays by a broad array of leading Christian scholars, pastors and educators addressing many of the historical and theological issues touched on in The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code: A Biblical Response, a website from CBN discussing the ideas in the book
The Da Vinci Code Discussed, provides criticism of information in the book. Includes a blog
Decoding The Da Vinci Code, Focus on the Family's response to the book and film
How the Da Vinci Code Doesn't Work, analysis of technology and codes in the book that are faulty
Jesus and Da Vinci, a website that says the New Testament is the most reliable history of Jesus
Opus Dei Blog, Opus Dei's blog that challenges the unflattering image of them portrayed in The Da Vinci Code
The Truth about Da Vinci, a response to the Da Vinci Code from the Westminster Theological Seminary
Wikipedia: The Da Vinci Code, information about the Da Vinci Code including historical and religious details


Articles

Annals of Religion: Hollywood Heresy, the New York examines the popularity of The Da Vinci Code as well as the numerous critical books and websites that have been published
The Bible's Lost Stories, Newsweek looks a lost stories from the Bible including the Mary Magdalene story
First Knights Templar are Discovered, Daily Telegraph article about the discovery of Knights Templar bodies
Millions Flock to Da Vinci Code, the BBC discusses the film's early Box Office success
The Real Da Vinci Code, a Wired article discussing some of Da Vinci's machines
Rosslyn Chapel's Extraordinary Carvings Explained at Last, an interesting article from Scotsman.com explaining some of the carvings inside the Rossyln Chapel
Vatican Appoints Official Da Vinci Code Debunker, an article from The Guardian that discusses the Vatican's challenge to The Da Vinci Code
The Ways of Opus Dei, Time Magazine investigates Opus Dei

Author Dan Brown

DanBrown.com, author's official website
IWJ's Dan Brown Interview, our interview with Dan Brown about Digital Fortress
Angels and Demons: The Making of an International Thriller, an exclusive article written by Dan Brown for The IWJ
The Guardian's Dan Brown section, includes a biography and frequent news updates about Dan Brown
Wikipedia: Dan Brown, Wikipedia's Dan Brown page with links to other resources

Books by Dan Brown
  1. The Da Vinci Code
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  2. Angels & Demons
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  3. Digital Fortress
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  4. Deception Point
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  5. The Da Vinci Code Illustrated
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  6. Angels & Demons Illustrated
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Related Books
  1. Da Vinci Code Decoded by Martin Lunn
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  2. Da Vinci for Dummies by Jessica Ph.D Teisch, Tracy Barr
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  3. De-Coding Da Vinci: The Facts Behind the Fiction of The Da Vinci Code by Amy Welborn
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  4. Fodor's Guide to the Da Vinci Code: On the Trail of the Bestselling Novel by Jennifer Paull, Christopher Culwell
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  5. The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln
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  6. Secrets of the Code: The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind the Davinci Code by Daniel Burstein
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Films
  1. The Da Vinci Code (May 19th, 2006)
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Television and Video