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Mona Lisa's skeleton found in Florence ?

Archaeologists believe they are about to unravel the enigmatic smile behind Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece Mona Lisa after discovering what may be the skeleton of the woman who posed for the world’s most famous painting.

Lisa Gherardini, the second wife of wealthy Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo, is recorded as buried in Saint Ursula convent and the team of Italian art historians archaeologists believe they have her remains. It remains one of the great mysteries of the art world — what is the secret behind the mysterious smile boasted by the woman in the Mona Lisa, the world’s most famous painting.


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