Camarlengo Ventresca was branded with the Illuminati Diamond in the Pope's Office. Professor Langdon was astonished to learn that the myth was true! Earth, Air, Fire, Water. The Illuminati Diamond was the sixth brand. It had been burned in the camerlengo's chest and now Camerlengo Ventresca was in shock and running back into St. Peter's Basilica. The antimatter was located in St. Peter's Tomb!
In St. Peter's Basilica, there is a bronze canopy called St. Peter's baldachin. The canopy is located over the site of St. Peter's Tomb. The talented sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini was commissioned to create the canopy by Pope Urban VIII in 1623. The bronze for the canopy is said to have come from the Pantheon. There is a disagreement as to the accuracy of that. It is also said that the Pantheon's bronze was used for a cannon, and not to construct the canopy. Either way, many people were dismayed that the bronze was removed from the Pantheon in the first place.
Under the canopy is the Tomb of St. Peter. The Basilica was built over the simple tomb of St. Peter and it grew over the years to the massive church we see today. I have been in the Basilica twice and viewed the baldachin ("baldachin" comes from the traditional cloth canopy known as a baldacchino), but didn't know the story of the tomb of St. Peter. The camerlengo ran down the stairs to find the antimatter.
This series of articles is aimed at examining the sites in the Dan Brown novel (and now motion picture) Angels and Demons. The book provided some insights into places in Rome that are often overlooked, simply because there are so many things to see in Rome. Join me in learning more about these places and the history and people behind them.