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Роберт Лэнгдон прибывает в музей Гуггенхайма в Бильбао по приглашению друга и бывшего студента Эдмонда Кирша. Миллиардер и компьютерный гуру, он известен своими удивительными открытиями и предсказаниями. И этим вечером Кирш собирается «перевернуть все современные научные представления о мире», дав ответ на два главных вопроса, волнующих человечество на протяжении всей истории:Откуда мы? Что нас ждет?Однако прежде, чем Эдмонд успевает сделать заявление, роскошный прием превращается в хаос. Лэнгдону и директору музея, красавице Амбре Видаль, чудом удается бежать.Теперь их путь лежит в Барселону, где Кирш оставил для своего учителя закодированный ключ к тайне, способной потрясти сами основы представлений человечества о себе. Тайне, которая была веками похоронена во тьме забвения. Тайне, которой, возможно, лучше бы никогда не увидеть света, – по крайней мере, так считают те, кто преследует Лэнгдона и Видаль и готов на все, чтобы помешать им раскрыть истину.
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