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How did a coded letter reveal the mastermind behind one of history’s most famous assassination conspiracies?

Inside the Uffizi is a portrait of The Duke of Urbino, a prominent Renaissance nobleman and long considered one of the greatest allies of Lorenzo di Medici, ruler of Florence.

Or so it seemed until Marcello Simonetta discovered a long lost letter in his family archives.   Marcello’s investigation would reveal the truth behind one of the most famous political plots in history, The Pazzi Conspiracy. 

How did Marcello crack the several hundred years old code?  And what did the letter reveal about a murder so famous, it inspired the popular video game, Assassin’s Creed?

The answer is a Museum Secret.

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Lorenzo Medici's near-death experience was brought to life in the popular video game Assassin's Creed II. Listen to an interview with the game's creative director about the game, its historical accuracy, and the playing experience here:



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