The Louvre may as well be the world capital of art. The collections are massive and span all continents and all eras from the Neolithic to the modern age. Among the famous works of art is the Mona Lisa. However, new evidence has come to light recently that strongly suggests that the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci has an original painting underneath it.

New research and improved developments in technology have revealed that da Vinci has painted his famous Mona Lisa over an earlier portrait. For years, researchers and art historians yearned to learn the identity of the model for the Mona Lisa. Now, they know. It was Lisa del Giocondo, and the Mona Lisa itself has helped proved that.

via BBC