The remains of the Mona Lisa

archaeological expedition led by Silvano Vincheti, head of the National Committee for the development of historical and cultural heritage, a few days ago discovered in an abandoned monastery of Saint Ursula in Flerentsii zahoronenie.

There were two female skeletons, one of which is assumed to archaeologists, is directly related to the Mona Lisa depicted in the portrait of Leonardo da Vinchi.

Since April, in the crypt of the scientists they have found the remains of five people, but they just did not belong Monet Lize.

One of the newly discovered skeletons preserved well enough, but on the second there were only fragments. But most importantly, that the skulls are in excellent condition, it means that scientists have a better chance to recover them face lyudey.

Vincheti: "We are almost sure that everything we have found the remains of the XVI century. We found in the archives, it is the crypt of Franciscan monks, and in fact the daughter of Lisa Gherardini del Gioconda was a nun is this ordena.

So her mother, whom everyone called the Mona Lisa, and allowed to be buried here. It was a great honor. " "If everything goes as planned, we will be able to restore its face, it allows modern technology" .

Lisa del Giocondo (June 15, 1479 - July 15, 1542), also known as Lisa Gherardini, the Mona Lisa and Mona Lisa - notably florentiyka, depicted in the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Born in Florence in a noble seme.

Early married a cloth merchant Francesco di Bartolomeo di Zanobi del Giocondo, she has given birth to six children. Like many other Florentine, Francesco was a connoisseur of art and patronized artists. A common theory is that the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo was written by Leonardo. He could have ordered the artist to her husband is likely to mark the birth of a son and purchase doma.



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