Chapter 1 Annotations (Continued)
“tinny telephone ring”
Louis XVI furniture
Mahogany four-poster bed
Pagan symbolism hidden n the stones of
Guest Relations Handbook
Full-length mirror (do they really have them in the Ritz?)
The Symbology of Secret Sects
The Art of the Illuminati
The Lost Language of Ideograms
Hotel bathrobe (does the Ritz really have them?)
Lieutenant Jerome Collet-
Direction Centrale Police Judiciare
“Official-looking blue uniform”
“almost lost his life inside
Direction Centrale Police Judiciare-
Also known as the Central Management of the Criminal Investigation Department, DCJP is a French internal security service. The DCJP deals mainly with criminal business and with matters of specialized delinquency. The DCJP gathers evidence to identify criminals and then in turn mandates an extensive search for those criminals. Acting on its own initiative, most of Judicial Police officials “implement approaches and techniques of investigation adapted to countering complex and serious criminal phenomena” To learn more, follow the link:
Directorate Judicial Police. John Pike.
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation is the
largest investigative branch of the United States Department of Justice. The
FBI was founded in 1908 by Attorney General Charles Bonaparte under
authorization of President Theodore Roosevelt, but was dramatically altered by
Attorney General J. Edgar Hoover.
"Police." Britannica Student
Encyclopedia. 2004. Encyclopćdia Britannica
“Official-looking blue uniform” (Brown 10)-
The official color of French police uniforms. Picture take from: Extradition suspended for US hippy leader, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1436310.stm, Accessed November 20, 2004.
English translation: “Captain or Skipper.” This translation accounts for a captain in the context of the captain of a ship. However, in the context of The DaVinci Code, a captain is the commander, the head of a group or division. “Un captaine de gendarmerie” is normally used to denote that this captain is a police chief.
Louvre- (See Prologue).
(pl-roid) [[POLAR + OID]]. trademark for: A transparent material containing
embedded crystals capable of polarizing light: used in optics and
To learn more about Polaroid history, visit Polaroid’s official website:
A modern day Polaroid Camera.
snapshot” (Brown 10). http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/art/pacificnw/2003/0112/cover03.jpg.
“almost lost his
This a reference to Dan Brown’s novel Angels and Demons in which the character Robert Langdon first appeared.
Brown writes on the back cover of Angels and Demons:
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to
analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he
discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a
centuries-old underground organization -- the Illuminati. Desperate to save the
Dan Brown, Angels and Demons, Pocket Star Publishing, 2001 (I recognized the connection as well, having read Angels and Demons)