Archaeologists find bone fragments in hunt for 'real' Mona Lisa

Posted by Yahoo News on Sep 25th 2015

By Fanny Carrier

Mona Lisa

Florence (Italy) (AFP) - Italian archaeologists trying to solve the mystery behind one of the world's most famous paintings said Wednesday they had found bits of bone that could have belonged to the 'real' Mona Lisa.

The team is certain that Florentine Lisa Gherardini was the mysterious woman who sat for Leonardo da Vinci's portrait, but after years of research on skeletons unearthed in the Tuscan city, they have just a femur that might match -- but no DNA to test it against.