Posts Tagged ‘Gherardini’

Search for the Real Mona Lisa

May 1, 2011

Search for the Real Mona Lisa

Researchers are scanning the site of the Sant’ Orsola Convent in Florence with ground-penetrating radar. They’re looking for the remains of Lisa Gherardini ( 1479 –1542), wife of Francesco del Giocondo. You probably know her better as Mona Lisa. Her portrait, painted by neighbor Leonardo da Vinci, now hangs in the Louvre.

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