FLORENCE, ITALY – You know her, you love her as the mysterious Mona Lisa, but no one really knows the true identity of this woman who has haunted and delighted us in many forms for 500 years.
A tomb in the Chapel of the Holy Martyrs in Florence, Italy, may hold the answer.
Scientists think they found the woman who inspired Leonardo Di Vinci’s portrait.
They opened a tomb that contains the remains of a family of silk merchants. The first name of the second wife of one of the merchants was Lisa.
Last year, the same researchers dug up the remains of eight women from a convent where Lisa was buried.
Now, they hope DNA tests will confirm they have found the inspiration behind the Mona Lisa.
Fortunately, we already know the inspiration behind the Mona Gorilla.