Leonardo Da Vinci's 500-year-old Renaissance masterpiece has long been
steeped in mystery, and even today the true identity of the woman with the
alluring smile still far from certain.
Now members of Italy's National Committee for Cultural Heritage have
revealed that by magnifying high resolution images of the Mona Lisa's eyes
letters and numbers can be seen.
"To the naked the symbols are not visible but with a magnifying glass they
can clearly be seen," said Silvano Vinceti, president of the In the right
eye appear to be the letters LV which could well stand for his name Leonardo
Da Vinci while in the left eye there are also symbols but they are not as