In the late 1980s, French President Francois Mitterand ordered a new look for a centuries old museum and palace – the Louvre, in the heart of Paris. Mitterand basically stuck a huge glass pyramid in front of a venerable building dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Today, you take the pyramid for granted. At the time – this modernist structure was loved and despised in equal measure. But nobody imagined that over a decade later, the Louvre pyramid would be depicted as the final burial place of Mary Magdalene – the companion of Jesus!
Thanks to American author Dan Brown, the glass pyramid attained a mystical significance that escaped everybody at its unveiling in 1989. Back then, it was one of the President’s grand projects to beautify the city. Costing an eye watering US$850 million at the currency value of the time and taking six years to complete. Designed by the Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, it was intended to ensure that the Louvre would emerge as the biggest museum in the world.
Dan Brown, Mary Magdalene, and the Louvre
Now strictly speaking – before Dan Brown lovers scream me off the stage – Mary Magdalene, according to his novel The Da Vinci Code, is not buried under the pyramid you see soaring above ground but a sister pyramid that is inverted.
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This is a nearby accompanying pyramid whose large glass base is in the Place Du Carrousel. So, at the end of the Da Vinci Code movie, when you see Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks) having his moment of realisation – it’s happening as he walks across glass panes that form the flat base of the inverted pyramid.
He has deduced that Mary Magdalene is buried under this chalice-like shape of a pyramid. Suggestive of the female womb as has been heavily hinted throughout with upturned V-shapes being male phalluses and the reverse being female. Its subterranean tip meets the top of another much shorter pyramid as you can see in my video below. It’s beneath THAT third pyramid, were you can find Mary Magdalene.
Or not of course. Watch to discover!