"Michelangelo Code" latest renaissance mystery

Reminiscent of "The Da Vinci Code," a decades-old mystery involves the claim that Michelangelo painted subversive messages into his frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, including "secret" profile of the medieval poet Dante and a portrait of Jesus on the cross.

The claim was made in the 1950's by Venezuelan diplomat Joaquin Diaz Gonzalez who believed that the hidden tribute to the poet and the depiction of Jesus within the Last Judgment section of the fresco was troubling.

Speculation about the "Michelangelo Code" on the internet includes suggestions that the artist was a Satanist and that he predicted the arrival of aliens at Roswell, New Mexico.