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Mona Lisa's Skeleton? Scientists Perform DNA Testing, Digital Reconstruction On Da Vinci's Neighbor
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| By Rebekah Marcarelli
Posted on 08/09/2013 11:54:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Researchers may have found the "Mona Lisa" model's skeleton. (Photo : Wikimedia Commons)
Scientists are on a mission to find the model for the "Mona Lisa," they plan to dig up centuries-old graves and digitally reconstruct the face of a choice skeleton.
Experts believe the model for the famous "Mona Lisa" painting was Leonardo da Vinci's neighbor, Lisa Gherardini Del Giocondo, ANSA reported.
TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History
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Just keep that grant money coming!!!
Digging up poor Giaconda? It’s one thing to find a lost king buried under a car park but to dig up consecrated graves...yuck.
I’ve got a great idea. Let’s dig up George Washington’s rotten carcass and see if he looks like the dollar bill painting.
It’s cremation for me. Leave me alone.
Its cremation for me. Leave me alone.
+1 on that
Besides cemeteries are such a waste of prime real estate.
posted on 08/09/2013 12:08:52 PM PDT
"Besides cemeteries are such a waste of prime real estate."
posted on 08/09/2013 12:14:34 PM PDT
I fail to see a valid reason for opening these graves other than morbid curiosity. As Hillary said..."What difference does it make?" The finding of King Richard's body in a long lost abbey has some historical significance, but in this case let these poor souls rest.
I'm donating my dead body to a medical school where some use can be made of it rather than to enrich an undertaker or make some public spectacle in the future when someone digs up my old bones.
To: miss marmelstein
Whatever happened to “Rest In Peace?”
At what point does research become desecration?
posted on 08/09/2013 1:33:45 PM PDT
(Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; JimRed; miss marmelstein; BobinIL; eartrumpet
"Cursed be he..."
posted on 08/09/2013 1:59:53 PM PDT
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
To: The Great RJ
no one will want to dig her up when she is buried, i guarantee that.
posted on 08/09/2013 2:22:14 PM PDT
(Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
posted on 08/10/2013 2:51:31 PM PDT
(It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
To: The Great RJ; SunkenCiv
And I am donating my body to science. When they are done taking it apart to see what made me tick, they can cremate the remains and divide them between my two children. That way, neither can complain about funeral expenses, and both can “bury” me the way they want.
I see no benefit to being buried and making a funeral home rich.
posted on 08/10/2013 3:07:24 PM PDT
by Monkey Face
(A negative mind will never give you a positive life.)
I keep telling the wife and kids that I want a Viking funeral.
posted on 08/10/2013 3:15:19 PM PDT
(Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Big brother is watching you.)
Bingo. This guy nailed it.
“This will probably bring in some tourist dollars, but other than confirming that this is the “Mona Lisa,” I don’t see any scholarly relevance to it,” Killgrove told NBC News.”
posted on 08/11/2013 6:54:59 AM PDT
Last Tuesday (after reading several of the Mona articles)...I pasted up a proposed 22" x 34" sign for a pioneer cemetery for a preservation committee. As I taped it on the wall, I said....This is just a little bit bigger than the Mona Lisa in Paris.
Talk about playing with their heads. Their expressions were...well the same way as folks look at Monk..Priceless...
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