According to Italian art historians, the real Mona Lisa was Lisa Gherardini, the wife of a rich silk merchant who commissioned the portrait. However, there is no confirmed proof of this.
Since April, the team have been working in the Saint Orsola convent, where Gherandini and her two daughters were nuns.
Researchers have claimed that if they can find her skull, they will be able to construct her face and compare it to the painting.
The team are also hoping that the project will reveal information about the bodies buried in the convent.
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