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Two more skeletons found during search for Mona Lisa inspiration

Two more skeletons have been found by investigators searching for the body of Lisa Gherardini, believed to be the inspiration for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. The two bodies were found under the basement of a former convent in Florence on Tuesday. The team believes Lisa Gherardini, said to be the model

Remains of Mona Lisa model found in Florence

Scientists believe they have found the remains of Lisa Gherardini, believed to have been the model for Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. The skeleton was unearthed beneath the medieval Convent of Saint Ursula in Florence. Knowing she became a nun after her husband died and lived in the convent until her

Mona Lisa’s skull unearthed

The skull believed to belong to Lisa Cherardini Del Giocondo, thought to be the model for the Mona Lisa, has been located under a convent in Italy. The idea is to reconstruct her face using her real skull and compare it to the painting to see if they match. The skull was

Mona Lisa’s tomb found

The final resting place of Lisa Gherardini Del Giocondo, believed to be the model for the Mona Lisa, has been located in an an adandoned convent by ground penetrating radar. [Thx to Xenia for posting this on the A Blog About History Facebook page] The crypt was found under the floor

The search for Mona Lisa’s skull

A team of researchers is set to begin the search for skull fragments belonging to Lisa Gherardini, believed to be the model for the Mona Lisa, in order to perform a facial reconstruction to confirm if this is the case. The BBC's Duncan Kennedy in Rome says although she has one

Mona Lisa model’s remains lost in garbage dump

An expert is claiming that 30 years ago the remains of the woman who modelled for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa were found, and now they are interred in a Florence garbage dump. Lisa Gherardini died in Florence in 1542 and was buried in the grounds of Sant'Orsola convent. Over