January 28, 2010
Written by olivia · Filed Under Science
One Response to “Da Vinci’s Remains To Be Retrieved To Solve Mona Lisa Mystery”
Leave the poor guy alone. How would you like your remains to be dug up after hundreds of years just to try to prove that a painting is in your image. It’s nice to have unsolved mysteries in life and if permission is given to dig him up and it could be proven that the Mona Lisa was a self-portrait – is that really that important? The great artist has no control over this decision of whether to dig up his body or not and I think he would prefer to have his remains stay where they are. He has given the world such a magnificant gift of art that has enriched all future generations that we should respect his privacy of eternal rest. To dig up his remains just to satisfy someone’s suspicions that the Mona Lisa is Leonardo DaVinci in drag is frivolous and the technology should be put to better use. If tests are done on his body, how would that prove 100% that the Mona Lisa is a self-portrait. It could be 99.9% so there would still be doubt.
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