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Mona Lisa's Skeleton Found?
Discovery News ^ | Wed Jul 18, 2012 01:01 PM ET | Rossella Lorenzi

Posted on 07/22/2012 1:11:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Archaeologists say they have found a complete skeleton buried beneath the floor of an abandoned nunnery in Florence, Italy, which might belong to Lisa Gherardini, the woman believed to have inspired Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

The bones were found beneath the remains of an altar in the church of the now derelict Convent of St. Orsola.

"That altar was certainly in use at Lisa Gherardini's time," said Valeria D'Aquino, an archaeologist at the Tuscan Superintendency

(Excerpt) Read more at news.discovery.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History
KEYWORDS: florence; godsgravesglyphs; italy; leonardodavinci; lisagherardini; monalisa; valeriadaquino

1 posted on 07/22/2012 1:11:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 07/22/2012 1:22:56 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: BenLurkin

I thought the story a few months ago that somebody was claiming that she was a he?


3 posted on 07/22/2012 1:24:58 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Daffynition

4 posted on 07/22/2012 1:27:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: BenLurkin

That's the way, uh huh, uh huh...

5 posted on 07/22/2012 1:30:18 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Proud2BeRight
I thought the story a few months ago that somebody was claiming that she was a he?

I think DaVinci photoshopped it to make it look like a 'she'.

6 posted on 07/22/2012 1:32:13 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: BenLurkin

The bones were found beneath the remains of an altar in the church of the now derelict Convent of St. Orsola.

“That altar was certainly in use at Lisa Gherardini’s time,”


Am I the only one that sees a contradiction ?


7 posted on 07/22/2012 1:34:33 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Revolting cat!

8 posted on 07/22/2012 1:36:18 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: BenLurkin

Forensi Fiorenza


9 posted on 07/22/2012 1:36:18 PM PDT by mikrofon (Veni, Vidi, da Vinci)
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To: UCANSEE2

I don’t.

Help?


10 posted on 07/22/2012 1:40:04 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Romney Sucks. Mutiny Now,!)
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To: ExGeeEye
I don't either.

Leni

11 posted on 07/22/2012 1:43:09 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Revolting cat!

Great find!


12 posted on 07/22/2012 1:47:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Caipirabob
Yup...

The Sink Emporer is one sick puppy.

13 posted on 07/22/2012 1:59:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: UCANSEE2

“I think DaVinci photoshopped it to make it look like a ‘she’.”

Did he do birth certificates and Selective Service registrations on the side?


14 posted on 07/22/2012 2:07:45 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Revolting cat!

15 posted on 07/22/2012 2:47:41 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Regardless of who they dug up they do not have the right to do so


16 posted on 07/22/2012 3:01:34 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: BenLurkin

da vinci’s original ‘cartoon’ sketches of “Mona” are in either the British Collection or the Queen’s private collection. I saw them on line once.
He originally - on what we call the Mona Lisa painting, had her holding a plant stock that would, it seem, be a clue to who he was actually depicting...and no, it wasn’t himself. I have my theory on that which I may one day follow up on and write on.

I also have seen a copy of the original sketch of Lisa del Giocondo - which looks very different. The husband, Francesco, comminssioned da Vinci to paint his wife. Before it was completed, there was a falling out and the painting never went to del Giocondo.

the painting he later did - titled “The Mona Lisa” - (labeled by whom?) was done after the falling out with the del Giocondos.


17 posted on 07/22/2012 3:41:44 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: BenLurkin

As I understand it, there are specialists who can reconstruct a face from the skull... shoud be interesting.


18 posted on 07/22/2012 4:20:14 PM PDT by Ace's Dad (Reagan ELF; when the Gipper stood up to the USSR, once again.)
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To: BenLurkin

What godless liberal academic would commit the sacrilege of digging up the grave of a woman, because her image has been immortalized by a famous painter?
It’s her grave; she expected to be there for eternity; put her back and let her rest in peace.


19 posted on 07/22/2012 4:40:28 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: Perdogg; NYer; nickcarraway

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Perdogg.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


20 posted on 07/23/2012 8:37:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BuffaloJack

Is she in the grave?


21 posted on 07/23/2012 8:44:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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