Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Video: Have they found the Mona Lisa remains?

Until she was stolen in 1911, the Mona Lisa was not necessarily the most famous painting in the world. When Italian handyman Vincenzo Peruggia stole Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, it made international headlines and was catapulted to stardom.

Until she was stolen in 1911, the Mona Lisa was not necessarily the most famous painting in the world. When Italian handyman Vincenzo Peruggia stole Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, it made international headlines and was catapulted to stardom.Today, the 16th century artwork is the most recognizable painting on the planet, helping to attract over 9.7 million visitors to the Louvre last year. The mysterious muse has been immortalized in everything from Andy Warhol's pop art to Dan Brown's bestselling novel, "The Da Vinci Code.""It's what people describe as invisible masterpieces -- people know of them but they may have never seen them. They're more interested in saying that they've seen them, rather than actually looking at them," said art history professor Noah Charney. Italian archaeologists are digging for what could be her remains:


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