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10 Famous Art Heists: Slideshow

By History.com Staff
One hundred years ago Sunday, a former Louvre employee strolled into the museum and walked out with Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” arguably the most famous painting in the world. Find out more about this legendary caper and other heists that have rattled the art world over the years.

Categories: Art History, Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa