Scientists hope to match DNA from a skeleton to reveal identity of woman thought to be Leonardo da Vinci's muse
The Mona Lisa is one of the most reproduced images of all time, but art fans may struggle to make out that enigmatic smile on one unusual replica.
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Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice
Country dwellers are less civil and more likely to be irritable, reveals study
The private equity tycoon must wait until 3 July to discover if he can take the drawing - which he bought in December - out of England
Those awaiting what has been dubbed the "American Downton" will have to be patient. The Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has said he is prepared to postpone writing The Gilded Age until the much-loved British series concludes - but there is no end in sight for the Crawley family just yet.
Just the ticket for a London landmark
V&A Museum, London
When Dominic Cooke took over at the Royal Court, he said he wanted to stage more plays about “what it means to be middle class”. Now, as the reins of artistic director pass to Vicky Featherstone, comes possibly the most middle-class play of his era - and very funny on the topic it is too.
Philip Ford, Professor of French and Neo-Latin Literature at the University of Cambridge, was a distinguished scholar of Renaissance literature and culture. He enriched the study of French Renaissance literature with his interest in neo-Latin literature and the reception of ancient Latin and Greek literature in early modern Europe.
On page 334 of Inferno, Dan Brown's tweedy Harvard iconographer Robert Langdon reveals to Sienna Brooks - a British-born misfit genius who gallops around three favourite tourist destinations with him in this latest adventure - that "We're in the wrong country". Cue a flight out of Venice, where a plot rammed to bursting-point with guide-book factoids and the vintage formulae of apocalyptic science-fiction has shifted from its opening location in Florence.
Hoarder, moneylender, tax dodger — it's not how we usually think of William Shakespeare.
‘The bottom line is the willingness of the viewer to make a leap of faith’
Pope Francis began his first morning as pontiff by praying at Rome's main basilica as he started the first day of what is expected to be a challenging papacy.
Galleria Palatina, Florence