Image: The Mona Lisa
Archaeologists have found a skeleton in a convent which they believe it is the remains of the woman who was the model for the famous portrait of Leonardo da Vinci known as the Mona Lisa.
Archaeologists searching for the remains of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa have uncovered a skeleton that may belong to the mysterious woman.
The skeleton was unearthed in a Florence convent where researchers are searching for the remains of Lisa Gherardini Del Giocondo, the women believed to be the model for da Vinci’s famous painting. Based on an early look at the cranium and pelvis, the skeleton appears to be female, Bologna University anthropologist Giorgio Gruppioni told news agencies Friday, May 27.
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