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The Hunt For The True Mona Lisa Begins

By Gerard @presurfer
The Hunt For The True Mona Lisa Begins
Researchers have begun their hunt for the remains of the woman who might have been the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, hoping to unravel a mystery that has baffled art historians for over five centuries. A team of experts armed with a special radar device descended this week on a dilapidated convent in Florence where they believe the body of the woman who modeled for da Vinci back in the 16th century is buried.
The real Mona Lisa, Italian art historians say, was Lisa Gherardini, the wife of a rich Florentine silk merchant named Francesco del Giocondo who is thought to have commissioned the portrait - although there is no definitive proof of this. The researchers say that if they can find her skull, they will be able to reconstruct her face and compare it with the painting.The Presurfer

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