Exhumation of Mona Lisa planned

"We can put an end to a centuries-old dispute and also understand Leonardo's relations to his models," said art historian Silvano Vinceti, who plans to exhume the body of Lisa Gherardini, believed to have been the model for da Vinci's famous painting.

Vinceti will use scientific methods to study DNA and rebuild Gherardini's face, hoping to prove once and for all that she was or was not the mysterious woman in the picture.