A masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci hidden for 450 years behind a false wall in the center of Florence, a clue hidden in plain sight that tens of thousands of tourists passed by every year: It sounds like the plot of a Dan Brown novel. Indeed, that’s what some people say it is.
A rediscovered Leonardo Da Vinci painting, valued by dealers at a record $200 million, is no longer for sale. The work is due to be included in an exhibition at London’s National Gallery starting in November.
Senator Tom Libous, a champion of fracking in the New York Legislature, is blocking a bill that would delay drilling for natural gas for at least two more years. Passage of the measure would harm the prospects of a real-estate company founded by Libous’s wife and run by a business partner and campaign donor.
The merger of Russia’s two largest exchanges, the Micex and the RTS, may lead to a $1 billion initial public offering within a year and bring “clarity” to tie-up talks with Deutsche Boerse AG, Moscow-based Da Vinci Capital said.
A painting newly attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and once owned by King Charles I of England may fetch a record 125 million pounds ($200 million) at auction, The Daily Telegraph reported, without saying where it got the information.