A visitor looks at the Leonardo da Vinci piece ‘Vitruvian Man’ in Milan in May 2015. May 2 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of the Renaissance artist. Photo: AFP A visitor looks at the Leonardo da Vinci piece ‘Vitruvian Man’ in Milan in May 2015. May 2 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of the Renaissance artist. Photo: AFP
A visitor looks at the Leonardo da Vinci piece ‘Vitruvian Man’ in Milan in May 2015. May 2 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of the Renaissance artist. Photo: AFP
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Italians try to crack Leonardo da Vinci DNA code with lock of hair, which will be displayed for 500th anniversary of artist’s death

  • Relic ‘long hidden’ in private US collection could help answer questions about da Vinci’s remains and living descendants

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A visitor looks at the Leonardo da Vinci piece ‘Vitruvian Man’ in Milan in May 2015. May 2 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of the Renaissance artist. Photo: AFP A visitor looks at the Leonardo da Vinci piece ‘Vitruvian Man’ in Milan in May 2015. May 2 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of the Renaissance artist. Photo: AFP
A visitor looks at the Leonardo da Vinci piece ‘Vitruvian Man’ in Milan in May 2015. May 2 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of the Renaissance artist. Photo: AFP
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