Scientists claim to have found the remains of Mona Lisa

Archaeologists excavating the Convent of Saint Ursula in Florence believe they have found the remains of Lisa Gherardini, thought by art historians to be the model for Leonardo DaVinci's famed Mona Lisa.

Scientists hope to use DNA analysis to confirm the skeleton's identity.

Lisa Gherardini was the wife of a wealthy merchant and became a nun after her husband's death. She died in 1542.