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Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 10:01:37 PM

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This shouldn't be allowed: http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/latest/9152737/mona-lisa-excavate-clue/

Whatever happened to "Rest in Peace?"

I can't think of one good reason to do it. angry9
Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 1:56:34 AM

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Yeah, just because you've been dead for hundreds of years doesn't entitle you to any less dignity. Some countries might not agree, though. I know that in some countries your gravesite is rented, and when the family stops paying you get uprooted and thrown in a pit. dontknow Thank you Bizarre magazine!

And I don't buy the DNA argument. After that length of time there won't be much left, and since when can you reconstruct a face based on DNA? I know it can be done using skull fragments, but not DNA, unless someone wants to correct me

I see no particular mystery around the Mona Lisa's smile, either. The first time I ever got a good look at that painting, it seemed to me Leonardo was trying to depict the radiance of a pregnant woman and succeeded. You can tell by the way her hands rest on her bump.

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