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Six Things You May Not Know About the Louvre

As the world-famous museum turns 220 years old, here are some surprising facts about its long history.

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A First Lady Brings a French Icon to American Shores

Fifty years after one of history’s most famous art exhibits, find out how two enigmatic women—Jackie Kennedy and the Mona Lisa—came together to captivate the nation.

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Has the Original Mona Lisa Been Found?

The owners of a portrait known as the Isleworth Mona Lisa believe Leonardo da Vinci painted their version a decade before his iconic masterpiece.

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Mona Lisa’s Long-Lost Twin Turns Up in Spain

A “Mona Lisa” replica at the Prado in Madrid was probably painted alongside the original by one of Leonardo da Vinci’s apprentices.

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10 Famous Art Heists: Slideshow

Find out about the 1911 Mona Lisa theft, which took place 100 years ago Sunday, and other sensational art capers.

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Archaeologists Bring Mona Lisa’s Top Model to Light

Archaeologists are digging for the bones of the woman who may have sat for the “Mona Lisa.” Will facial reconstruction confirm her identity?