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Digging on the Mona Lisa... literally

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Digging on the Mona Lisa... literally

Postby Charles » Mon May 16, 2011 6:57 pm

Word is they may have discovered the grave of the lady who posed for Da Vinci...

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Mona Lisa's identity revealed under concrete?

The model and inspiration for Da Vinci's masterpiece may be in bones of neighbor's wife

By Jennifer Welsh

May 16/2011

The mysterious face of the Mona Lisa may be lying under a few feet of cement in a decrepit convent in Florence, Italy. Researchers are currently searching for the bones of what might turn out to be Lisa Gherardini Del Giocondo, the woman many art historians believe to be the inspiration of the iconic painting.

And while they haven't hit pay dirt, last week they took a leap in the right direction: The team members announced they had discovered what may be steps leading down to a crypt where the model is thought to be buried, according to historical documents.

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