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The Missing Mona Lisa

How could a thief walk up to the Mona Lisa and escape with the famous painting? In 1911, that's exactly what Vincenzo Peruggia did as he stole the painting from the Louvre. With this act, the painting became one of the most well-known paintings in the world. How did he do it? Join Anna, Leo and Percy as they take a trip back in time to France and let's find out.

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Honest History creates award-winning books, magazines, and this show for young historians across the world. Our mission is to inspire kids to create a positive impact on history themselves. 


This episode was narrated by Nikki Bon and JoAnn Schinderle, written by Heidi Coburn, and produced by Randall Lawrence and Robot Pirate Media. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer.