May 20, 2014
Marguerite Del Giudice interviewed CISA3 associate director Tom Levy for a story on how a new replica of King Tut's tomb fits into the broader emerging field of cyber-archaeology.
Yahoo! News carried a PR Newswire release from TopCoder, Inc., about its 3-week open online challenge in connection with NASA and CISA3 research scientist Albert Lin. The challenge is to programmers to create a new, active machine-learning algorithm for deriving important information from large visual datasets (in this case, satellite images of northern Mongolia).
Writer Leo Kent reports on the latest about the search for Leonardo da Vinci's The Battle of Anghiari mural by CISA3 founding director Maurizio Seracini -- a search that is on hold pending a more hospitable political situation in Italy.
The online journal reports that "Maurizio Seracini uses advanced tools common in engineering and medical labs to unravel centuries-old mysteries of art," and posts the video of Seracini's talk to TEDGLOBAL last June in Edinburgh.
Naz Kangal reports the Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi has called a halt to the CISA3-led search for Leonardo da Vinci's lost mural, The Battle of Anghiari, because of a disagreement with Italy's Minister for Cultural Heritage, who disagreed with Renzi's request to let CISA3 resume the search.
The magazine highlights two CISA3 projects -- Albert Lin's search for the burial site of Genghis Khan, which used an octocopter to record aerial views in Mongolia, and Tom Levy's archaeological expedition in southern Jordan, which used a helium balloon to record geo-referenced aerial images -- among the 13 projects highlighting new technologies used in exploration. Lin and Levy are in good company: the featured projects date back to a wheel-shaped kite designed by the first president of the National Geographic Society -- Alexander Graham Bell.
In a book review by Michele Cuppone on the Caravaggio400 blog, Calit2 and CISA3 researcher Maurizio Seracini is mentioned in connection with his discovery that a circular painting by Caravaggio, thought to be a copy, was actually the original work known as the Medusa.
The Florentine newspaper reports that National Geographic has suspended its Battle of Anghiari project in line with the decision by the city's Mayor to halt the UCSD-led project following a face-off between the Mayor and the Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage.
The newspaper carries a TMNews agency report about a letter from the Mayor of Florence to Italy's Minister of Cultural Heritage, Lorenzo Ornaghi, asking him to approve a resumption of the Battle of Anghiari project led by UCSD research Maurizio Seracini, founding director of CISA3 and co-PI on its IGERT-TEECH project.
Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi suspends work on the UCSD-led search for Leonardo da Vinci's mural in the Palazzo Vecchio. The suspension was announced in a letter to the Minister of Cultural Heritage, in which Renzi warned the minister of possible repercussions at the ballot box in upcoming elections from the minister's refusal to pave the way for a resumption of the search.
Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi tells the Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage that "the fear that is blocking permission by the minister and his office is sincerely incomprehensible." Renzi says there is no basis for the decision of the minister not to allow a resumption of the UCSD-led search for the da Vinci mural, The Battle of Anghiari.
The news service underscores the anger of Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi, in a letter to the Minister of Cultural Heritage, saying "we will wait for the next Government" following upcoming elections. Renzi lambasted the Minister for refusing to give permission for a resumption of the CISA3-led search for the long-lost Leonardo da Vinci mural, The Battle of Anghiari, led by UCSD's Maurizio Seracini.
Leonardo da Vinci is not known for his drawings of elephants. But when art diagnostician Maurizio Seracini examined the artist’s “Adoration of the Magi” with an infrared camera, that’s precisely what he found: a sketch of a solitary animal lurking under layers of paint. Uncovering such buried treasures is part of Seracini’s job: he has also used X-rays to discover that Raphael’s “Portrait of Young Woman with Unicorn” was originally “Young Woman with Puppy”. And this year he made headlines for work supporting his claim that Da Vinci’s lost masterpiece “The Battle of Anghiari” is hidden behind a wall of Vasari murals in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio.
The front story of the July-September 2012 edition of the Italian Cultural Center of San Diego newsletter features a photo of IGERT Trainee David Vanoni and an article about his special briefing for ICC members. ICC helped fund the travel of Vanoni and fellow IGERT Trainee Christine Wittich to Florence in late 2011, where they worked with Maurizio Seracini on the search for Leonardo da Vinci's lost masterpiece.
The Catholic news consortium published a report that Argonne National Lab physicist Robert Smither is part of the CISA3-led consortium searching for the lost Battle of Anghiari mural by Leonardo da Vinci.
November 29 Il Sole 24 Ore
Battaglia di Anghiari: la caccia al capolavoro di Maurizio Seracini
November 22 El País (Spain)
Seracini, el único personaje real de 'El Código da Vinci', busca un 'leonardo'
November 17 AGI Agenzia Italia (Italy)
Arte: WSJ, ‘Battaglia di Anghiari’ tra le 7 meraviglie perdute
November 16 Chicago Daily Herald (US)
Many of history's most famous shipwrecks, relics are still lost
November 9 Wall Street Journal (US)
[click on interactive map, then on 'The Battle of Anghiari']
7 Missing Wonders
October 31 TF1 Television (France) Video Only
La bataille d'Anghiari de Léonard de Vinci retrouvée?
October 25 Washington Times (US)
High-tech search for da Vinci fresco
October 24 Wired News (US)
Neutron Beams Search for Da Vinci's Lost Masterpiece
ctober 23 La Repubblica (Italy)
Entro un anno la verità sull'affresco di Leonardo
October 23 La Nazione (Italy)
Al via la caccia all'Anghiari di Leonardo
October 22 Il Messaggero (Italy)
Battaglia di Anghiari, caccia nucleare all'affresco
October 22 AGNKronos (Italy)
Giorni contati per il mistero della 'Battaglia di Anghiari'
October 22 AGI News (Italy)
Battaglia Anghiari: Rutelli, Un Anno per Svelare Enigma
October 22 Associated Press (US)
Engineers to Search for Leonardo Fresco
October 22 Forbes (US)
Engineers to Search for Leonardo Fresco
October 22 Corriere della Sera (Italy)
Palazzo Vecchio, caccia al Leonardo sparito
October 10 Il Sole 24 Ore (Italy)
Sponsor in coda per il segreto di Leonardo
October 9 L'Espresso (Italy)
Neutroni per svelare Leonardo
October 9 La Repubblica (Italy)
Tecnologia militare segreta per scoprire Leonardo
September 22 Il Giornale (Italy)
«Battaglia di Anghiari»: saranno 4 gli sponsor
July 30 KGTV Channel 8 CBS (US)
Superimposed Last Supper Reveals New Figures
July 2 People Magazine
The Da Vinci Detective
June 12 These Days -- KPBS Radio
Art Detective Reveals Lost Da Vinci Fresco
June 11 InToscana.com (Italy)
Premiato in California l´esperto della "Battaglia di Anghiari"
June 8 Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)
Wer Leonardo sucht, der findet
May 19 La Nazione (Italy)
Battaglia di Anghiari’ Diciotto mesi per le risposte
May 11 La Nazione (Italy)
Così ritroverò la Battaglia
May 6 Il Sole (Italy)
Cercare la Battaglia
April 19 Currents (US)
Maurizio Seracini works to improve art conservation
March 23 La Nazione (Italy)
Palazzo Vecchio si prepara alla caccia tecnologica della «Battaglia di Anghiari»
March 22 InToscana.it (Italy)
Arte: riprenderà in estate la caccia alla Battaglia di Anghiari
March 22 Corriere della Sera (Italy)
Battaglia di Anghiari, la troveremo senza rompere il muro
March 14 L'Espresso (Italy)
Leonardo sotto scorta
March 12 UCSD Guardian (US)
'Renaissance Man' Fuses Culture, Science at New Center'
February 28 The San Diego Union-Tribune
He uses science in the pursuit of art
February 19 Herald Sun (Australia)
Expert Close to Cracking Da Vinci Code
February 9 New York Times
A Real-Life Mystery: The Hunt for the Lost Leonardo
February 12 Time Magazine
Cracking a Real-Life Da Vinci Code
February 1 The Independent (UK)
Da Vinci sleuth invited to find lost masterpiece
January 30 Reuters
Art sleuth looks for lost Da Vinci masterpiece
January 15 New York Times
Leonardo Quest to Resume
January 10 ANSA (Italy)
Battaglia di Anghiari: un giallo che affascina da 500 anni
December 6 Reuters
Rare Da Vinci sketch displayed in Washington
November 2 The Florentine
An interview with Maurizio Seracini, the man behind the real Da Vinci mystery
October 3 La Nazione (Italy)
‘ Battaglia di Anghiari’, una ricerca che va conclusa
October 2 Time Magazine
A grand tour
October 1 Il Giornale dell’Arte (Italy)
Il tecnico: prima di decidere fare una vera «cartella clinica»
August 27 The Observer (UK)
Fresh start in lost Leonardo quest
August 28 Il Corriere della Sera (Italy)
Mantegna a Mantova, Leonardo a Tokio
May 29 United Press International
Hidden sketches in da Vinci piece revealed
May 27 The Times (UK)
Revealed: the Leonardo cover-up hidden by monks for 500 years
May 22 The Herald (Australia)
Da Vinci broken by the code
May 20 Channel 4 (UK)
The Da Vinci Detective
May 16 The Times (UK)
On the trail of the lost Leonardo
May 16 Anderson Cooper 360 CNN
Da Vinci Code character appears in flesh and blood
February 24 La Stampa (Italy)
L’Architetto Umanista Avrebbe Partecipato
February 6 This Week @ UCSD
Da Vinci Decoded