The world knows about the unique and haunting smile on the lips of Mona Lisa as perceived and drawn for posterity by Leonardo da Vinci but mystery continue to surround the identity of the model who had inspired Leonardo da Vinci.
It seems that mystery might soon be solved as reported in nzheald.co.nz of dated 20th of July 2012.
Da Vinci had begun work on this painting sometime in 1503 or 1504 and finished it in 1519.
Historians believe that the woman who is shown in the Mona Lisa was, in fact, Lisa del Giocondo, who became a nun after her husband's death.
She died at the age of 62-years in a convent in Florence on July 15, 1542.
It seems that archeologists have come across the skull of a woman last year and have now found human ribs and vertebrae while digging in the abandoned Convent of Saint Ursula last year.
They are trying to piece together these bits of evidence and establish whether these belonged to the woman with the haunting smile made immortal by Leonardo da Vinci.
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