Researchers Investigate Ancient Graves in Search of Real Life Mona Lisa
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Researchers opened ancient graves in a dilapidated convent in Florence on Tuesday (October 2) as their hunt continues to find the remains of the woman who might have been the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. A team of experts has been working in the Saint Orsola convent since April. They believe that the body of the woman who modeled for da Vinci back in the 16th century is buried there. The real Mona Lisa, Italian art historians say, was Lisa Gherardini, the wife of a rich Florentine