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George Clooney: Return 'Mona Lisa' to Italy

George Clooney: Return 'Mona Lisa' to Italy

MILAN, Italy, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- George Clooney, in Italy to promote his new movie, "The Monuments Men," called on France to return the "Mona Lisa" to the country where it was created.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.
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Portion of Leonardo Da Vinci mural uncovered in Milan

MILAN, Italy, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Workers at an Italian castle said they have uncovered a portion of a mural painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the late 15h century that had been whitewashed.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.
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Florence tomb opened in bid to find 'Mona Lisa'

FLORENCE, Italy, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florence, Italy, have opened the tomb of the woman believed to be model who sat for Leonardo da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa to test her DNA.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 2, 2013.
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Starz orders Season 2 of 'Da Vinci's Demons'

Starz orders Season 2 of 'Da Vinci's Demons'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- Starz says it has ordered a second season of its Italian Renaissance-set series "Da Vinci's Demons," starring Tom Riley as artist-inventor Leonardo Da Vinci.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 15, 2013
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Tom Riley leads cast of Starz series 'Da Vinci's Demons'

Tom Riley leads cast of Starz series 'Da Vinci's Demons'

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- British actor Tom Riley says he tried to connect to the man behind the myth while playing the titular artist, architect, engineer and inventor in the new Starz drama series "Da Vinci's Demons."
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New tests narrow 'early' Mona Lisa's age

ZURICH, Switzerland, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Art experts in Switzerland said they have new evidence that an earlier version of the Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo da Vinci.

Italians want 'Mona Lisa' back

FLORENCE, Italy, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- More than 150,000 people have signed a petition to have Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" returned to Italy from the Louvre museum in Paris.
Cleaner air surrounds 'Last Supper'

Cleaner air surrounds 'Last Supper'

MILAN, Italy, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Efforts to protect Leonardo Da Vinci's "Last Supper" from air pollution appear to be succeeding, University of Southern California researchers said.

National Gallery planning Da Vinci show

LONDON, July 23 (UPI) -- London's National Gallery says it is borrowing paintings from all over the world for its exhibition "Leonardo Da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan."

Italian TV host finds Leonardo portrait

ROME, March 1 (UPI) -- An Italian TV host and science journalist says he believes he has detected a self-portrait created by multitalented Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci.

Leonardo da Vinci Codex may be dismantled

ROME, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- One of the world's top Leonardo Da Vinci experts on Tuesday said he favors dismantling a 12-volume collection of work by the Renaissance figure.
Da Vinci works displayed by queen

Da Vinci works displayed by queen

STIRLING, Scotland, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth II has celebrated her son's 60th birthday with a display of Leonardo da Vinci works from her private collection at a small museum in Scotland.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 2, 2008.
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Jumper uses Leonardo-designed parachute

PAYERNE , Sweden, April 28 (UPI) -- A Swiss parachutist says he has successfully completed a jump using a parachute designed in 1485 by Leonardo da Vinci.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 15, 2008.
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Chess book may have been drawn by da Vinci

ROME, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Researchers say an early guide to playing the game of chess might have been illustrated by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci.

Will reveals size of duke's fortune

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The ninth Duke of Buccleuch, owner of the largest private estate in Britain, died worth $640 million after trying for years to downplay the size of his fortune.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007.
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New technology offers Mona Lisa info

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- New technology has revealed details about one of the world's most famous paintings, the Mona Lisa by Italian master Leonardo da Vinci.

Four charged in Leonardo theft case

GLASGOW, Scotland, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Four men have been charged in Scotland with conspiracy to rob and extort money in connection with the theft of a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece.
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