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Hunt for the true Mona Lisa begins

Researchers have begun their hunt for the remains of the woman who might have been the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, hoping to unravel a mystery that has baffled art historians for over five centuries. Full story

Search starts for bones of likely Mona Lisa model

Italian researchers on Wednesday began looking for the remains of a Renaissance woman many believed posed for the "Mona Lisa." Full story

Poland to let da Vinci work hit the road

It's finally been decided: Poland's most precious painting, "Lady with an Ermine" by Leonardo da Vinci, will be allowed to travel to Spain, Germany and Britain. Full story

Dig for Mona Lisa's Bones to Begin

The woman believed to have inspired Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa may be exhumed in a bid to recreate her face, Italian researchers announced this week. Full story

The art of identification: Is that Mona Lisa?

Italian researchers said Tuesday they will dig up bones in a Florence convent to try to identify the remains of a Renaissance woman long believed to be the model for the "Mona Lisa." Full story

Space station gets a new zero-gravity closet

The astronaut crew of space shuttle Discovery made a special delivery at the International Space Station on Tuesday by installing a new, and much-needed, storage room on the orbiting lab. Full story

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  Does Mona Lisa’s gaze hold clues to painting?

More than 500 years after Leonardo da Vinci finished the iconic work of art, there are new questions about what he had in mind while was working on it. NBC’s Martin Fletch takes a closer look.

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