In 1994, Italian journalist Enza Massa was at the Italian National Library in Rome conducting research on old texts, when she stumbled upon an unusual find in its stacks : a mysterious manuscript dating to 1629. The name of the book was surprising: Nostradamus Vatinicia Code. On the inside of the book was the name of the author, in indelible ink – Michel de Notredame -the prophet Nostradamus.
This find was particularly remarkable; the manuscript included over eighty watercolour illustrations (called plates) that were painted by the master prophet himself. Contained in the pages of the book are cryptic, bizarre images that some say are prophecies of our future. Letters, symbolic objects, banners, candles, crosses, and even a burning tower are all included in the manuscript. We think that these images are visual manifestations of his quatrains, which extend to the the present day and the near future.
We will update this page with several links to descriptions of particular plates that we shall post on our blog roll.