Sunday, March 3, 2013

Has Mona Lisa been exhumed?

Article by: • Cathy Ciliento

Human bones have been recovered from a crypt buried beneath the Convent of Saint Ursula in Florence. Scientists think they may be the remains of Lisa Gheradini, believed to be the model for Leonardo De Vinci’s Mona Lisa. She became a nun after her husband’s death and lived at the convent until her death in 1542. DNA from the bones will be compared to DNA from other graves in the area, where Lisa’s children had been buried.

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