Researchers may have found long-lost da Vinci mural
What's the most important thing you've ever lost?

In a story of art history intrigue that sounds like it could have been ripped from the pages of a Dan Brown novel, researchers in Florence say they may have discovered a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci mural by drilling holes in the frescoed walls of one of Florence's most famous buildings, the Palazzo Vecchio.

Samples of the paint they found behind the frescoed wall are similar to the glazes used by da Vinci in his works, such as the "Mona Lisa." Intriguingly, researchers also say there's a message in the fresco that's on the wall, "Cerca, trova -- seek and you shall find," implying that the artist may have knowingly obscured, but did not destroy, the da Vinci.

 
 
 
 
By Jamie-Rivera 03/13/2012 12:40:00

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