PARIS - AUGUST 24: A tourist takes a picture of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci's painting ' The Mona Lisa' in the Grande Galerie of the Louvre museum on August 24, 2005 in Paris, France. Dan Brown is the author of numerous bestsellers, including Digital Fortress, Angels and Demons, and Deception Point. His acclaimed novel 'The Da Vinci Code'has become one of the most widely read books of all time. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
For centuries, she's been smiling at us. Maybe thinking, 'you have no idea who I am'?
Mona Lisa. Well, researchers trying to identify the woman who modeled for Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting may have come across a critical clue. (Via Wikimedia Commons / Musee du Louvre)
Fox News reports researchers have started DNA tests on a skeleton found in a church in Florence, Italy.
What they're trying to do is link the skeleton to other recently discovered bones — bones believed to be belong to the model's descendants.
This is all based on the theory that the model for Mona Lisa was Lisa Gherardini, a noblewoman who lived near da Vinci. (Via euronews)