EFE | Florence

Italian researchers will be working for the next 15 days to determine whether or not the remains found in the Florentine Convent of Santa Ursula belong to Lisa Gherardini, the model depicted in Leonardo Da Vinci's famous painting "The Mona Lisa".

Silvano Vinceti, the head of the study, made the announcement on Thursday in an interview with Efe in which he expressed his optimism in achieving the goal to which he has dedicated his entire career: finding Mona Lisa.

An archaeologist unearths a skeleton as part of the project to find the remains of Lisa Gherardini, the model of the famous "Gioconda" (or "Mona Lisa"
An archaeologist unearths a skeleton as part of the project to find the remains of Lisa Gherardini, the model of the famous "Gioconda" (or "Mona Lisa") by Leonardo da Vinci, at the Convent of Santa Ursula in Florence, Italy on September 12, 2012. EFE / Maurizio Degl'Innocenti
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