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Could Tomb Solve Mystery of Mona Lisa's Smile?

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August 9, 2013
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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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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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AP (May 8, 2014) — Archeologists have found a tomb dating back to around 1100 BC south of Cairo, Egypt. Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said that the tomb belonged to a guard of the army archives and royal messenger to foreign countries. (May 8) Video provided by AP
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Italian Archaeologists Close in on Real 'Mona Lisa'

Italian Archaeologists Close in on Real 'Mona Lisa'

AFP (July 24, 2012) — Archaeologists on Tuesday unearthed a skeleton in a rare state of preservation in Florence in what they believe may be a crucial step towards unraveling the mystery of the identity of the woman with the most enigmatic smile in the world.
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