Sunday, January 24, 2010

Did I just read that?

"A team from Italy’s National Committee for Cultural Heritage, a leading association of scientists and art historians, has asked to open the tomb in which the Renaissance painter died in 1519."

He was buried and then died? Wow. That's tricky. Especially since we're talking about Da Vinci here, and he supposedly died in the arms of the King! (

Especially when you take into account this statement from later in the article: "The church in which Leonardo was buried was destroyed after the French revolution of 1789. The remains were reburied in the castle’s smaller chapel of Saint-Hubert in 1874, beneath an inscription that describes them as “presumed” to be the master’s."

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