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What Is So Special About the Most Stolen Painting in History?

Napoleon wanted it and Hitler did too

WikiCommons: Ghent Altarpiece by Hubert van Eyck and Jan van Eyck

I’ll bet you thought it was the Mona Lisa. That’s what I would have guessed but as it turns out, Leonardo da Vinci’s enigmatic lady was only swiped once — and gone for two years.

The honor for the most stolen painting in history goes to the Ghent Altarpiece, also known as…

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Betsy Denson

Betsy Denson

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