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Mona Lisa was Leonardo's neighbor

January 16 2008

German scientists have finally revealed the secret identity of Mona Lisa. At the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci actually shows wife of Florentine merchant Francesco del Giocondo. The clue came with old books.

Researchers from the University of Heidelberg studied the notes in the margins of the book, owned by a Florentine official, personally familiar with the legendary artist and inventor.

The notes in the margins this official compares Leonardo's famous ancient Greek artist Apelles and mentions that "now, da Vinci was working on three paintings, one of which - a portrait of Lisa Gherardino. Thus, the Mona Lisa was the wife of Florentine merchant Francesco del Giocondo - Lisa Gherardino.

Previously, scientists and art historians have advanced a lot of versions of the identity of The Model: It is estimated that it could be a lover of the artist or his mother, and some have even claimed that the Mona Lisa - self-portrait of Leonardo himself, reports the "First Channel".

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