In 1994, Italian journalist Enza Massa was at the Italian National Library in Rome when she stumbled upon an unusual find. It was a manuscript dating to 1629, titled: Nostradamus Vatinicia Code. Michel de Notredame, the author's name, was on the inside in indelible ink. The book contains cryptic and bizarre images along with over eighty watercolor paintings by the master visionary himself. Follow the investigative trail of how the manuscript was found in the archives and exactly how it got there. New insight is given into the life of Nostradamus and his relationship with Pope Urban VIII, who knew about this manuscript and in whose possession it was for many years.
Nostradamus speaks again, on History Channel October 28
October television programming is heating up and turning in some good, mysterious fare as The History Channel presents a book of cryptic prophecies discovered at the National Library in Rome in their "Lost Book of Nostradamus."
There is evidence to suggest that it is the final work of the most famous and controversial prophet in the history of the world, Nostradamus.
“The lost book of Nostradamus”, documentary realized by The History Channel regarding the discovery of an ancient manuscript attributed to the French prophet Michel Nostradamus.© GIANNI GIANSANTI
Even more startling than the discovery of the book, though, are the warnings it contains, which were so blasphemous and frightening in their time that they may have been intentionally suppressed until now.
A brand-new special examines the life’s work of Nostradamus and the evidence and contents of this startling discovery premiering Sunday, October 28th at 9:00pm ET/PT on The History Channel.
Nostradamus, born in 1503 in Saint Remy de Provence, France, lived most of his adult life in Salon de Provence, until his death in 1566.
He began his career as a prophet relatively late in life, after he wrote the first of his almanacs, published annually beginning in 1550. Nostradamus soon became the trusted seer to the queen of France, Catherine de Medici, wife of King Henri II. It was this relationship that launched him to fame.
Nostradamus’ predictions about famous world events, from Hitler to 9/11, have drawn attention and stirred debate the world over even centuries after his death. Some see a startling pattern of connection to modern events in his words and drawings, while others see nothing but abstractions and empty words.
"Lost Book of Nostradamus" explores some of the predictions that have given Nostradamus such extraordinary influence today, all the while unveiling the cryptic and frightening drawings in the lost book that take the program to a spectacular and frightening conclusion with critical information for today’s generation.
In the Lost Book, there are images that strongly hint at future trouble for the Catholic Church, and even one image that appears to portray an assassination attempt on one of the modern era's most beloved popes.
There are other images that are said to depict World War I and II, and political movements such as Communism and Fascism. Current global conflicts are also presaged, including the rise of fundamentalism, in particular the current surge of radical Islam.
Are the current headlines in the newspapers, on issues like terrorism, global warming, and a resurgence of deadly disease and natural disasters, bearing witness to the last days?
And do other cultures and writings around the world, including the Holy Bible, arrive at a similar conclusion to what Nostradamus suggests?
"Lost Book of Nostradamus" will definitely give you grist for that 'what if" mill.
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This is a 2 minute sneek peek of the documentary: