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An Italian art director says he’s close to finally pinning down the identity of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
The Mona Lisa is one of the world’s most well-known and famously discussed pieces of art. Now researchers are saying they might know where the bones of the real person behind the painting are buried.
Researchers are digging up the remains of an Italian noblewoman who they believe could be the model who sat for Leonardo da Vinci's infamous Mona Lisa masterpiece.
Italian scientists are seeking permission from French authorities to exhume the body of Leonardo da Vinci in order to conduct carbon and DNA testing they hope will solve many of the mysteries about the famous artist.
For years, art historians have wondered about the identity of the smiling Mona Lisa. Many guesses have been made as to who the subject of Leonardo da Vinciâ€™s famous portrait was. Some thought it could have been da Vinciâ€™s mother, his lover, or even perhaps himself.
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