Russian Information Network
Russian All News Top 10 News News Export Photo magazine All comments
 Russian News Russian News 
Politics
Society
Economics
Accidents
Nature & Health
Hi-Tech
Culture
Sport
Celebrities
World News
 


  Society 
25 of September, 09:21

Found Mona Lisa
Scientists have uncovered a floor in the Church of the former Florentine convent of St. Ursula, where they found the remains of 12 people.

The analysis showed that the fragments of the 1st body belong specifically to the era, years are buried here was Lisa Gherardini, whose made by Leonardo da Vinci is a recognized masterpiece of world art.

Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings in the history of the human race. Its history is full of legends and mysteries, and one million travelers annually come to the Louvre to look at her mysterious smile. The picture attracts the attention of not only art lovers, but also researchers.

They say that Leonardo da Vinci depicted in the portrait, Lisa Gherardini - the wife of the merchant Francesco del Giocondo, who, as they say, and ordered her portrait from the painter. Moreover it is known that she was buried in the Church of the Florentine convent of St. Ursula.

In 1808 Napoleon ordered the monastery to turn in a tobacco factory, but the tomb under the floor of the chapel remained. Scientists opened the grave and found the remains of 12 people. The analysis showed that 11 of them lived earlier than Lisa Gherardini, and just bones in one of the graves belonged to the middle of the sixteenth century, the time when she died. The body remained bad - just completely escaped the thigh and Shin bones, skulls same could not be traced.

"We can't say with absolute certainty that the remains we have examined, belong to the Mona Lisa, however the probability of this is extremely great", - quotes TASS of the historian Silvano vincheti, thanks to whose initiative and the burial was opened in the monastery. "We wanted to find a skull and recreate the face. However we were doomed to fail, nothing can be done", - said the doctor of anthropology of the University of Bologna Giorgio Gruppioni.

Later it was also opened a crypt of the family of Gherardini, where, as known, were buried, the children of the Mona Lisa. However caught in the graves of the bone has been badly damaged by floods in 1966. Their condition does not allow for a DNA analysis and compare the results with the DNA found in the remains of the Church. Scientists hope that in the future there will be DNA analysis techniques that allow to accurately answer the question, are discovered in the burial of bones are the remains of the legendary Mona Lisa.

sections: Society, World News

131004
eng
PERSONS ON THIS THEME:
Grave Dmitry
GRAVE Rakhmanov
[View all comments] [Print]
  User Comments 
[Add comment]

There are no comments for this article yet. Be first to post a comment!
[Add comment]
  Headline 
Peskov urged not to condemn a student for speaking in the Bundestag Peskov urged not to condemn a student for speaking in the Bundestag

21 of November, 13:28

Sands believes it is wrong to accuse who spoke in the Bundestag of the student in Nazi propaganda.

  Worth to read 
Roscosmos returns American astronaut only for money


Roscosmos returns American astronaut only for moneyRussia fulfilled all obligations of free NASA astronaut delivery to MKS, therefore the further cooperation...
 History "sensations"


History "sensations"Polish historians asserted that in 1945 Berlin was taken by Polish army and Red army only supported its...

French voted for Bush


French voted for BushFrench audience awarded USA president a prize of "the main cinematographic evildoer".
 Russia celebrates International Teacher Day


Russia celebrates International Teacher DayMore than 1.5 millions of teachers will get flowers and souvenirs today, on International Teacher Day....

World towns discuss climate


World towns discuss climateOfficials of more than 20 towns from different parts of world gathered in London to discuss climate changes...
 How much should a couple sleep together?


How much should a couple sleep together?Simultaneous falling asleep and awakening promote longevity of conjugal unit.

  Society 
Sort by: date rating
How to lose weight quickly: 3 important factorsHow to lose weight quickly: 3 important factorsIf you are already listening to Christmas songs, we have bad news for youIf you are already listening to Christmas songs, we have bad news for you
The head of the Ministry of education considers that Russia can be proud of its education systemThe head of the Ministry of education considers that Russia can be proud of its education systemThe interior Ministry plans to introduce new examinations for drivers.The interior Ministry plans to introduce new examinations for drivers.
Russia the near future will be to develop nuclear forces and precision weapons.Russia the near future will be to develop nuclear forces and precision weapons.Increased penalties for nepropusk pedestriansIncreased penalties for nepropusk pedestrians
Roundabouts now have to pass a newRoundabouts now have to pass a newPutin gave the command to launch missilesPutin gave the command to launch missiles
The Russian army received another regiment of s-400The Russian army received another regiment of s-400Putin took the Russian team WordSkillsPutin took the Russian team WordSkills
The US army is closely watching the construction of the Crimean bridgeThe US army is closely watching the construction of the Crimean bridgeUnexpected benefits of regular consumption of hot drinking waterUnexpected benefits of regular consumption of hot drinking water
Finally, citizens will be able hundred to penalize violators of traffic rulesFinally, citizens will be able hundred to penalize violators of traffic rulesRussian students have collected all the gold medals of the championship JuniorSkillsRussian students have collected all the gold medals of the championship JuniorSkills
The inspector of traffic police will cease to take away the rights of driversThe inspector of traffic police will cease to take away the rights of driversState Duma Deputy offers to cancel the new year holidaysState Duma Deputy offers to cancel the new year holidays
If you have music get goosebumps. that you are specialIf you have music get goosebumps. that you are specialMcDonaldMcDonald's is testing an unusual way to get visitors to communicate with each other
Smokers to ban Smoking at entrancesSmokers to ban Smoking at entrancesNepropusk pedestrian will cost the driver 2500 rubles/
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 >> 260
 Day headline Day headline 
"Do you want independence?" The key points of Putin's conversation with journalists

15 of December, 01:04

 
 News of the week News of the Week 
  • A Frank conversation. Key points of Putin's meeting with journalists
  • "Do you want independence?" The key points of Putin's conversation with journalists
  • Anecdote from Putin and the brightest quotes from a press conference
  • The su-34 bombers returned to Khabarovsk Krai from Syria
  • From the ISS undocked "Soyuz MS-05" with three astronauts
  • In Canada passenger plane crashed
  • At the University of Pennsylvania shooting occurred, there are victims
  • Peskov explained what caused the information war against Russia
  • The Israeli army has shot down two Palestinian missiles
  • Kiev wants to initiate sanctions against the Russian "Tatneft"

  •  Photos Photos 
    How to revive your sex drive
    Top 10 Richest Persons In The World Now
    Spanish rallies turn violent as million people protest in 80 cities
    Top 10 Expensive Cars in the World 2010
    Amy lad dead for 6 hours
    Virtual Visiting Cards
    Tests
    Game Server


     News by regions News by regions 
    Far East region
    Volga region
    North-West region
    Siberian region
    Ural region
    Central region
    Southern region

     Subscribe Subscribe 
    Name  
    E-mail   
    Type HTML TEXT
    All sections
    Politics
    Society
    Economics
    Accidents
    Science & Technics
    Culture
    Sport
    In the World
    Top 10 today
     once per 3 hours
     once per 6 hours
     once per 12 hours
     once per 24 hours


     
     
     
    Politics Society Economics Accidents Nature & Health Hi-Tech Culture Sport Celebrities World News
      Copyright © RIN 2005-2006 * Feedback