Real Mona Lisa Discovered?

Scientists may be able to prove who posed for Leonardo da Vinci's famous masterpiece.
3:00 | 08/11/13

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Turnout -- exciting news surrounding the centuries old Mona Lisa mystery just as the face on one of the most famous paintings in the world the model for Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece. We'll scientists now think her identity could be revealed through DNA testing here's ABC's care idea. She appears larger from the left. The -- to unlocking one of -- biggest secrets is still groundbreaking. You might expect to find Tom Hanks from the Da Vinci code on the -- Definitely. Instead it's a real life team of researchers on the edge of finally -- Just who is that woman with a cryptic smile in Leonardo Da Vinci is masterpiece the Mona Lisa. For centuries historians and art lovers have pondered the possibilities. One of the big cheese lovers -- music perhaps. Or maybe even Da Vinci himself dressed as a woman Italians have long speculated that the -- in Mona Lisa was Lisa -- -- She's believed to pose for Da -- but nobody's ever been able to prove she's the one in the painting. The answer may lie in this ancient underground crypt in Florence. I don't and they have -- -- We have historical certainty that in that -- their release security news descendants. This week they opened -- that -- for the first time in over 300 years. And climbed inside the -- tomb. Where they'll take DNA samples from the remains of Gary dean he's relatives that are beyond with the when we were very lucky I'd say because there was a good amount of bone remains if the DNA here is related to another set of bones believed to be -- -- herself. That her remains are finally confirmed. And they can use X rays and digital facial reconstruction technology similar to look at that a crime scene to figure out what she looked like. Picked up about it every team goes this is cheered we will reconstructing -- -- -- mistakes from her skull. And then the real test to see if that face is anything like the Mona Lisa we all know. These researchers and that technology have their critics but all this testing will take some time so for now that age old mystery remains a mystery that a -- -- a new mystery this morning -- -- -- -- interpreter. I don't have made it that inevitably follow me yeah. Okay okay -- -- sandy Williams and another yeah.

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