Skeleton of 'Mona Lisa' woman may have been found

Scientists think they may have found the skeleton of the woman who sat for Leonardo Da Vinci's famous painting "Mona Lisa".
July 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Scientists think they may have found the skeleton of the woman who posed for Leonardo Da Vinci's famous painting "Mona Lisa".

Most historians believe Lisa del Giocondo sat for da Vinci. She became a nun after her husband's death, and was buried beneath the convent in Florence.

Last year, archeologists found a female-sized skull in the crypt, and this week a skeleton. The bones' DNA will be compared with that from Lisa's children, and if that's a match, scientists will use reconstruction techniques on the skull to see if the face matches that of Mona Lisa.


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