posted on Jun, 21 2005 @ 09:48 AM
"Cerca trova" - seek and you shall find - reads the green flag in Giorgio Vasari's "Battle of Marciano in the Chiana Valley", a 16th Century
fresco located in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio. Now radar and x-ray scans conducted in 2002 and 2003 have detected a cavity behind the section of wall
the message is on, and Maurizio Seracini, an Italian art researcher, thinks it may hold Leonardo's unfinished masterpiece mural, the "Battle of
The long-lost "Battle of Anghiari," considered Leonardo da Vinci's best work, could lie hidden behind a wall of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, say
Maurizio Seracini, a world-renowned expert in art diagnostics whose investigations are referred to in Dan Brown's best-selling novel The Da Vinci
Code, said a recent conference he had found a suspicious cavity behind the council room's east wall.
The wall now houses a mural by 15th-century painter, architect and writer Giorgio Vasari.
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It would be fantastic to say the least if this turns out to be true. A da Vinci masterpiece known today only through his preparatory studies and
copies made by other artists hidden behind a wall in the Palazzo Vecchio for nearly five hundred years? I wonder how they propose to go in there and
get it out? Right now they are faced with another year of work using microprobes to verify their findings.