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Mona Lisa Bones Identity
2013-08-12 10:01:38

An Italian art director says he’s close to finally pinning down the identity of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

The Bones Of Mona Lisa
2012-07-19 05:21:10

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.

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2011-04-06 10:35:00

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.

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2010-01-30 06:50:00

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.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.