Maybe Leonardo’s fresco is still there

According to the March 13, 2012 “Arts, Briefly” column of The New York Times, the first data obtained by probes sent through holes drilled in Vasari’s “Battle of Marciano” (Hall of the Five Hundred, Palazzo Vecchio) indicate the presence of a black pigment of the type found in the Mona Lisa. It will be interesting to see what further data is obtained that will corroborate Maurizio Seracini’s assertion that Leonardo’s “The Battle of Anghiari” still exists behind Vasari’s work.