Experts believe the woman could have been the wife of a merchant neighbor of da Vinci, whose name was Gherardini. Carbon 14 and DNA testing is being carried out to identify which skeleton dates back to the 1500’s. It is reported that only 2-3 women of that era are buried there. Sparse records seem to show that the other prospects are Lisa del Giocondo, and Isabella of Aragon. When she is finally identified, forensic science will use her facial skeleton to reconstruct her features. We will then know the identity of Mona Lisa.
The burning question for the past hundreds of years is the origin of her famous pursed lips and smirk, and why she did not smile!……………………… CONTINUE -->
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