The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is published
Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code is published. Seen by some as controversial, the book's main characters find themselves at Rosslyn Chapel and, as a result, the Chapel itself comes to worldwide attention. Since its publication, an estimated 80 million copies have been sold, making The Da Vinci Code, one of the best selling books of all time. In 2006, a film based on the book was made, with scenes filmed at Rosslyn Chapel.