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kucharek
2005-Jan-28, 12:14 PM
Sounds unbelievable, but it's not April 1, not from Pravda and with all the mess the Italians usually have... :-)

http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=660714


A forgotten workshop of Leonardo da Vinci, complete with 500-year-old frescos and a secret room to dissect human cadavers, has been discovered in Florence, Italy, researchers say.

Maksutov
2005-Jan-28, 12:21 PM
Sounds unbelievable, but it's not April 1, not from Pravda and with all the mess the Italians usually have... :-)

http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=660714


A forgotten workshop of Leonardo da Vinci, complete with 500-year-old frescos and a secret room to dissect human cadavers, has been discovered in Florence, Italy, researchers say.
One of the discoverers was quoted as saying. "Wonf I got in der, my schinushes schtarted facting up. Ish wash like I hah caught a code."

Fram
2005-Jan-28, 12:24 PM
I have read about this last wek in the newspaper. It's amazing, but don't gete too excited. The frescoes are apparently not from Da Vinci but from a 'minor' Italian painter from the period (I've forgotten his name). Still a great discovery, and who knows what will come out of it further, but the short quote could give a wrong impression.
Now if they would only excavate the library at Herculanaeum...

Bawheid
2005-Jan-28, 12:28 PM
Sounds unbelievable, but it's not April 1, not from Pravda and with all the mess the Italians usually have... :-)

http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=660714


A forgotten workshop of Leonardo da Vinci, complete with 500-year-old frescos and a secret room to dissect human cadavers, has been discovered in Florence, Italy, researchers say.
One of the discoverers was quoted as saying. "Wonf I got in der, my schinushes schtarted facting up. Ish wash like I hah caught a code."

Mak, that has to be the worst joke of the day. So far. :D

Fram
2005-Jan-28, 12:31 PM
Sounds unbelievable, but it's not April 1, not from Pravda and with all the mess the Italians usually have... :-)

http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=660714


A forgotten workshop of Leonardo da Vinci, complete with 500-year-old frescos and a secret room to dissect human cadavers, has been discovered in Florence, Italy, researchers say.

They can not find a whole workshop in 500 years, but they 'immediately' (or ver ysoon at least) know where to find the 'secret' room in it? Bizarre...

electromagneticpulse
2005-Jan-28, 02:47 PM
Sounds unbelievable, but it's not April 1, not from Pravda and with all the mess the Italians usually have... :-)

http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=660714


A forgotten workshop of Leonardo da Vinci, complete with 500-year-old frescos and a secret room to dissect human cadavers, has been discovered in Florence, Italy, researchers say.

They can not find a whole workshop in 500 years, but they 'immediately' (or ver ysoon at least) know where to find the 'secret' room in it? Bizarre...

No someone knew about it:

Frescos adorning part of the workshop were left undisturbed over the centuries and gradually forgotten. The wing of the convent was eventually split by a wall and is partially claimed today by the Institute of Military Geography.

They just never thought, hey those frescos look like da Vinchi's. Gee i wonder if this is his lost workshop :roll:

Maybe the 'institute of military geography' doesn't have an artistic imagination.

Amadeus
2005-Jan-28, 03:45 PM
'institute of military geography?

Why have I got an image of a mountain in a flak jacket now... :o

Bawheid
2005-Jan-28, 03:49 PM
They (http://www.igmi.org/Pages/dentro.html) take the classified bits out of maps and replace them with pictures of kittens. Or maybe I'm mistranslating......... :o

papageno
2005-Jan-28, 04:00 PM
They (http://www.igmi.org/Pages/dentro.html) take the classified bits out of maps and replace them with pictures of kittens. Or maybe I'm mistranslating......... :o
I had a look at the link.
Where does it mention that they replace bits of maps?

Bawheid
2005-Jan-28, 04:26 PM
That would be a mistranslation then.

papageno
2005-Jan-28, 04:32 PM
That would be a mistranslation then.
I expect them to take possible military targets off the maps they sell to the public. They are a military institute after all.
I just could not find any mention of it on the web-site you linked to.
If you found pictures of kitten, feel free to link to them. :D