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Mystery surrounds Mona Lisa: Did someone steal the iconic painting?

  • A viral TikTok video claimed that the Mona Lisa painting had been stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.
  • The 10-second video, posted on January 8, showed a line of police and ambulance vehicles and included text suggesting the painting had been stolen.
  • The video quickly went viral, with users expressing shock and concern about the painting’s supposed theft.
  • However, it is highly unlikely that the Mona Lisa has been stolen, as it is considered the most famous painting in the world and such an event would have made global news.
  • The Mona Lisa is kept in a bulletproof glass case in the Louvre and is worth $860 million.
  • In 2022, there was an attempted vandalism of the painting but it was quickly reported by the media.
  • The Louvre has not released any statement regarding the supposed theft and no one close to the museum has confirmed the news to any media outlet.
  • The only time the Mona Lisa was stolen was in 1911 by an Italian artist and Louvre employee, who hid in the museum till closing time, took the painting and left the city.
  • The painting was recovered in 1913 and the thief was arrested and served 7 months in prison.
  • It is important to verify the authenticity and accuracy of information before spreading it online, especially when it comes to serious matters such as art theft.

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