Remains of Mona Lisa Uncovered

Posted by M ws On Friday, July 20, 2012 0 comments
It's the face that launched a thousand imitations. Now, archaeologists are convinced they've found the body of the real Mona Lisa.


Buried in a crypt beneath a convent in Florence, Italy, archaeologists believe they have uncovered the skeleton belonging to the model who posed for Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece in 1504.

The wife of a rich silk merchant, Lisa Gheradini, is generally accepted by historians to be the woman with the mysterious smile.

Lisa Gheradini, whose married name was Giocondo, became a nun after her husband's death. She was buried in the grounds of the Convent of Saint Ursula where she died in 1542, aged 63.

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