Found the remains of Mona Lisa

18.07.2012

Archaeologists say they have discovered the skeleton belongs to pose da Vinci model

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Italian archaeologists said they were able to discover the remains of one of the most famous women in the world — the Mona Lisa. The bones of the skeleton, which, according to preliminary data, belongs to pose da Vinci models were found during excavations in the Catholic convent of St. Ursula in Florence, writes Daily Mail.

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Scientists clarify that the official confirmation of this fact will be received after the bones will compare with previous findings (meaning the genetic material of two children of Mona Lisa). If the DNA match, it will be a sensation, says one of the participants in the excavations, archaeologist Silvano Vinsetti because scientists can simulate the model's face and compare it with the image of the painting.

Recall, the search for the remains of Mona Lisa have been conducted since April 2011. Earlier work was interrupted due to problems with funding sources. In December of the same year, excavations stopped and resumed only at the end of June.

Painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci was written by him in the early 16th century. It is believed that posed for him to create works of art wife of Florentine merchant Francesco del Giocondo — Lisa Gherardini. Vpochem, there are versions that Da Vinci actually drew a daughter of the Duke of Milan, Italy Bianco Sforza. Some do believe that the painting is a self-portrait of the genius of painting.

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