France: Chapelle Saint Antoine, Bessans - paulsmit
'Jesus' girlfriend?’

We know that the person in Christ's embrace, in this Last Supper fresco in the Chapelle de Saint Antoine in Bessans, is St. John the Evangelist, also known as the Disciple whom Jezus Loved. But we have all read Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code" and he concluded that this person must be a woman: Mary Magdalene, his lover! The chapel and its frescoes date from the beginning of the 16th century. Photo Paul Smit.