September 14, 2012

Remains of 'Mona Lisa' May Soon Be Found

Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News

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Lisa Gherardini is coming closer to emerging from the grave. The remains of the woman believed to have inspired Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa likely are about to be exhumed by researchers.

The announcement, at a news conference in Florence, follows the discovery of another skeleton, the fourth since the bone hunt began last year -- beneath an altar in the church of the now-derelict Convent of St. Orsola.

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Ellen Jervell, Wall Street Journal
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