Mona Lisa crypt 'found'





The final resting place of the woman said to have posed for the Mona Lisa may have been found.

 

The crypt was discovered after a two week search of an abandoned convent by experts using ground penetrating radar and ancient maps and documents.

Professor Silvano Vinceti is leading the hunt for Lisa Gherardini Del Giocondo who is widely believed to be the mystery woman behind the 500 year old painting of Mona Lisa.

The crypt was found under the floor of the St Ursula convent in Florence after a foot of modern concrete was removed and unearthed a layer of ancient, 35 inch wide bricks.

Professor Vinceti yesterday said: "We are roughly where the altar stood and we have found not one crypt but two, one is older than the other and we believe that one of them is that of Lisa Gherardini....




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