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Giving the "Mona Lisa" a Digital Makeover

Clip: Season 46 Episode 21 | 3m 10s | Video has closed captioning.

An engineer used powerful lights, cameras, and computer software to digitally remove the varnish from the "Mona Lisa," allowing people today to see the painting as Leonardo da Vinci created it.

Aired: 11/13/19

Rating: NR

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