Study: Da Vinci Codex old but not moldy (Update)

Oct 21, 2008
Professor Gianfranco Tarsitani meets the media at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008. Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus, the largest collection of drawings and writings by the Renaissance master, has not been infiltrated by mold as some scholars had previously suggested, officials said Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008. The Biblioteca Ambrosiana, where the neraly 1,120-page Codex is housed, said a microbiological analysis of the document excludes "a biological onslaught." The Biblioteca Ambrosiana emphasized that the Codex Atlanticus is kept in an air-conditioned chamber to preserve its condition at a constant temperature and relative humidity. (AP Photo/Giuseppe Aresu)

(AP) -- Fears that mold has infiltrated Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus, the largest collection of drawings and writings by the Renaissance master, are groundless, officials said Tuesday.



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