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Since 2008 Dave Yoder has been involved in the high-tech search for da Vinci's lost painting "The Battle of Anghiari." Read more

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Since 2008 Dave Yoder has been involved in the high-tech search for da Vinci's lost painting "The Battle of Anghiari."

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Musings on the "Little Camera" Question

Greetings, fellow Raiders of the Lost Leonardo--

I’m back in Milan after a week in Perpignan, France, at the photojournalism festival Visa Pour l'Image, where I was mostly sick. Nope, life isn't fair. 

There’s a new post on my site, my answer to the most common question we receive--why don’t we just stick a tiny camera into the gap in the wall and see if the painting is there?  If you've got a few spare minutes, decide for yourself if my position on that holds water, and leave your opinion in the comments section:

http://daveyoder.com/search4davinci/

Thanks for the many pledges, tweets and Facebook likes/shares/posts. It seems like a lot of the interest is being generated by some blog posts like Gizmodo. I’m not so well versed on the blogs that might carry something like this, so if you have an idea, and are inclined, please feel free to pitch it to a blogger you think might carry it. 

Thanks for the support, and please continue to forward, link, share, like, tweet, and most of all come back yourself to follow the progress. 

dave

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    1. Creator Hal Shute on September 5, 2011

      I think that was a pretty good explanation and well overdue. It's not worth destroying the Mona Lisa to find something hidden behind the paint on the canvas.

      Personally i think there are less invasive ways to examine visually / physically with today's technology. I don't think examples of the past represent present methods. All walls have 6 sides, front back top bottom left side right side.