...Briefly. Since I've been following the quest for the Battle of Anghiari by Leonardo da Vinci from the beginning, it seems now right and proper to share the last follow up. If you don't know the story, you can read my previous reports here and here (...previously, on Leonardo's!)
...Well, basically, on August 14, National Geographic was to stop the research for the Battle of Anghiari, the lost fresco allegedly hidden behind a wall in the Hall of the Five Hundreds, Florence, Italy.
WASHINGTON, DC, USA – National Geographic notes that the research project for the Battle of Anghiari is suspended “until further notice”. It is what we read in a note of the Nat Geo Society that sponsors the research of the hidden fresco by Leonardo Da Vinci [...] While waiting for new developments, the mayor Renzi to communicate that the structure in Palazzo Vecchio must be removed even if National Geographic still “intends to continue the effective and productive relationship with the city of Florence on further cultural projects of importance both to Florence for Italy”.
Below, the talk by Maurizio Saracini at TED Conference (October 2012), a pretty good resume of all the research.