Mona Lisa's Bones Found?

Sep 25, 2015 898

The identity of the raven-haired beauty painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1504 has long been suspected to be Lisa Gheradini Del Giocondo, the wife of a rich silk merchant. Italian archaeologists trying to solve the mystery behind the identity of one of the world's most famous models said Wednesday that they had found shards of bone which could have belonged to Mona Lisa.

The team is certain that Florentine Lisa Gherardini was the mysterious woman who sat for Leonardo da Vinci's portrait, but after years of research on skeletons unearthed in the Tuscan city, they have just one bit of femur that might match -- and even that is too damaged for DNA testing.

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