FLORENCE | Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:59pm EDT
(Reuters) – Art researchers and scientists said on Monday that a high-tech project using tiny video probes has uncovered evidence that a fresco by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci lost for five centuries may still exist behind a wall of Florence’s city hall.
“Together with art historians and scientists combining historical evidence and technology, this research team has unlocked a mystery that has been with us for more than 500 years,” said Terry Garcia, an executive vice president of the U.S. National Geographic Society, which sponsored the research. . . . Read complete report Slideshow