THE THEFT OF MONA LISA

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MONA LISA WAS STOLEN AND FOUND AGAIN

Who would dare to steal the Mona Lisa? One person did and he escaped with only a year in prison. In 1911, Vincenzo Peruggia, an employee of the Louvre in Paris where the famous painting is displayed, cut the painting form its frame and took it home. It remained in a trunk for two years after which he tried to sell the painting in Italy. He was arrested and the masterpiece was returned to Louvre, miraculously without a scratch on it. Peruggia, an Italian, escaped with a light sentence after he convinced the Tribunal that he was only trying to return the painting to Italy, the land of its creator Leonardo Da Vinci.

X-ray technology has shown that there are three different versions of Mona Lisa under the visible one.

The Mona Lisa by Da Vinci is 2 feet 6 inches by 1 feet 9 inches

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