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Family Crypt in Italy Could Help Identify the Real Mona Lisa

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August 9, 2013
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Researchers conduct DNA testing on the remains of a woman who may have been the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, hoping to solve a centuries-old mystery.


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Researchers Examine Remains of Suspected Mona Lisa

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Newsy (Aug. 9, 2013) — If the remains belong to the "Mona Lisa" model, researchers will do a reconstruction of her face to see how closely Leonardo da Vinci painted it.
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Could Tomb Solve Mystery of Mona Lisa's Smile?

Could Tomb Solve Mystery of Mona Lisa's Smile?

AP (Aug. 9, 2013) — Scientists have opened a family tomb in Florence, hoping to conclusively identify the woman who inspired Leonardo da Vinci's iconic painting.
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Stories of Those Buried Underneath Halifax's Oldest Churches

Stories of Those Buried Underneath Halifax's Oldest Churches

CBC (Feb. 5, 2013) — The skull of a 15th-century English king that was found under a parking lot in Leicester, England, has been used to reconstruct the monarch's face, via a technique that can help identify the victims of cold cases.
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Facial Reconstruction of King Richard III Unveiled After DNA Evidence Had Confirmed King's Remains

Facial Reconstruction of King Richard III Unveiled After DNA Evidence Had Confirmed King's Remains

CBC (Feb. 5, 2013) — The skull of a 15th-century British king that was found under a parking lot in Leicester, England, has been used to reconstruct the monarch's face, via a technique that can help identify the victims of cold cases.
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