One hundred years ago this month people lined up at the Louvre to see an empty space on a wall.
On August 21, 1911 a guard at the Louvre noticed a painting was missing. He initially thought nothing of it, assuming it was behind the scenes being photographed. It soon though became apparent what had really happened.
Someone had stolen the Mona Lisa.
The museum was closed for a week to investigate and when it reopened thousands lined up to look at where the famous painting had once hung.
Louvre employee (and patriotic Italian) Vincenzo Peruggia ... Read More ›