CATEGORY: Crime
The Con Man Who Invented His Own Country
October 12, 2016

In the early 1820s, a Scottish swindler devised one of history’s most outlandish moneymaking schemes: he invented his own country. Read More

The Heist that Made the Mona Lisa Famous
August 19, 2016

On August 21, 1911, a former Louvre employee perpetrated one of the greatest art heists in history: the theft of Leonardo da Vinci’s immortal painting “Mona Lisa.” Read More

Is Photo of Jesse James with Killer Real?
October 8, 2015

A Houston forensic artist says a photograph purported to show outlaw Jesse James sitting next to his eventual killer, Robert Ford, is authentic. Read More

History’s Biggest Art Heist Remains Unsolved, 25 Years Later
March 18, 2015

The largest art heist in history remains unsolved 25 years after thieves stole 13 masterpieces worth $500 million from a Boston museum. So whodunit? Read More

The Real-Life Story Behind “The Monuments Men”
May 13, 2014

Find out more about the unlikely World War II heroes who saved Europe’s art treasures. Read More

Mutiny on the Bounty, 225 Years Ago
April 28, 2014

After history’s most famous mutiny occurred 225 years ago, the adventure for the crew of HMS Bounty was only beginning. Read More

Gunfire Erupts Inside U.S. Capitol, 60 Years Ago
February 28, 2014

In March 1954, members of an extremist Puerto Rican nationalist group launched a terrorist attack protesting U.S. control of the island. Read More

$1.35 Billion in Nazi-Looted Art Found in Munich
November 5, 2013

German authorities report that 1,400 artworks thought looted by the Nazis have been discovered in a squalid Munich apartment. Read More

The Birth of “Stockholm Syndrome,” 40 Years Ago
August 23, 2013

Forty years ago, a six-day hostage drama inside a Swedish bank christened the psychological phenomenon known as "Stockholm Syndrome." Read More

50 Years On, Looking Back at the Great Train Robbery
August 8, 2013

On August 8, 1963, 15 thieves pulled off one of the most famous heists of all time, robbing the U.K.’s Royal Mail train and making off with the equivalent of $69 million. Read More