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  1. Italian Scientists Wonder if Leonardo da Vinci was 'Mona Lisa'

    The legend of Leonardo da Vinci is shrouded in mystery: How did he die? Are the remains buried in a French chateau really those of the Renaissance master? Was the "M...

  2. Italian Scientists Wonder if Leonardo da Vinci was 'Mona Lisa'

    The legend of Leonardo da Vinci is shrouded in mystery: How did he die? Are the remains buried in a French chateau really those of the Renaissance master? Was the "M...

  3. Swiss Man Safely Uses Leonardo da Vinci Parachute

    He conceived of the tank, the machine gun and the helicopter, but few of Leonardo da Vinci's sketched designs have truly been tested.Except one: The prototypical Ren...

  4. Lost da Vinci artwork unearthed beneath paint

    Drawings sketched by Leonardo da Vinci are emerging from the walls of an Italian castle, announced restorers working on an elaborate fresco devised by the Renaissanc...

  5. 16th-century masterpiece reveals cheese glue recipe

    Sticky cheese might be the secret behind one of the most intriguing Mannerist paintings, according to a preliminary investigation carried out during restoration work...

  6. French scientists crack a secret of Leonardo da Vinci portraits

    PARIS (AP) — The enigmatic smile remains a mystery, but French scientists say they have cracked a few secrets of the "Mona Lisa."French researchers studied seven of ...

  7. French scientists crack a secret of Leonardo da Vinci portraits

    PARIS (AP) — The enigmatic smile remains a mystery, but French scientists say they have cracked a few secrets of the "Mona Lisa."French researchers studied seven of ...

  8. Scientists Want to Exhume Leonardo da Vinci to Solve Mona Lisa Mystery

    Scientists seeking permission to exhume the remains of Leonardo da Vinci plan to reconstruct his face to discover whether his masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, is a disgui...

  9. Could painting found in Swiss bank be a lost Da Vinci?

    The discovery in a Swiss bank vault of a painting that could be a lost work of Leonardo Da Vinci has art historians buzzing.The portrait of Isabella d’Este, a Renais...

  10. DNA tests on bones found in Florence church may help ID 'Mona Lisa' model

    Researchers trying to identify the model for Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" have started DNA tests on a skeleton found in a Florence church in a bid to link the rem...

  11. Younger, happier Mona Lisa painted 10 years earlier, experts believe

    Leonardo da Vinci painted a younger and happier Mona Lisa some 10 years before painting the famous painting, art experts are claiming.Slightly larger in size than th...

  12. Presentan en sociedad la supuesta primera versión de la Gioconda

    Leonardo da Vinci pintó el rostro de Lisa Gherardini, "la Gioconda", en lienzo una década antes de plasmar en madera la sonrisa más enigmática de la historia del art...

  1. Los Códices Madrid de Leonardo da Vinci estarán interactivos en los próximos meses

    Madrid, 1 jun (Efe).- La Biblioteca Nacional presentará en los próximos meses un nuevo libro interactivo elaborado a partir de los Códices Madrid, los dos únicos man...

  2. Human Body Part That Stumped Leonardo da Vinci Revealed

    Leonardo da Vinci's 500-year-old illustrations of human anatomy are uncannily accurate with just one major exception: the female reproductive system.That's probably ...

  3. Lost mural by Leonardo da Vinci discovered?

    Researchers may have discovered traces of a lost mural by Leonardo da Vinci by poking a probe through cracks in a 16th-century fresco painted on the wall of one of F...

  4. Habrían hallado un mural perdido de Leonardo da Vinci

    Los investigadores habrían encontrado rastros de un mural pintado por Leonardo da Vinci luego de introducir una sonda a través de las grietas de un fresco pintado en...

  5. Leonardo da Vinci may have copied the 'Vitruvian Man'

    Leonardo da Vinci's drawing of a male figure perfectly inscribed in a circle and square, known as the "Vitruvian Man," illustrates what he believed to be a divine co...

  6. Fingerprint Tech IDs Leonardo da Vinci

    The ghost of a fingerprint in the top left corner of an obscure portrait appears to have confirmed an extraordinary art discovery: an unrecognized painting by Leonar...

  7. Fingerprint Tech IDs Leonardo da Vinci

    The ghost of a fingerprint in the top left corner of an obscure portrait appears to have confirmed an extraordinary art discovery: an unrecognized painting by Leonar...

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