How a Romanian writer hot on the trail of seven stolen paintings found herself at the center of an elaborate prank.
Were the revelations in Lord Byron's memoirs so scandalous that his closest friends decided to burn them, rather than risk the damage to his—and his loved ones—reputations?
The two geniuses exposed the real face of totalitarianism. Both did so by producing masterpieces — and paid a price. We need to be reminded why.
As the world celebrated the dawn of a new millennium in 2000, a thief broke into Oxford's Ashmolean Museum and stole a Cézanne painting. It, and the thief, have never been found.
Before Gracie Mansion, Charles Schwab's massive, 50,000 square feet Riverside Drive abode was set to become the official residence of New York City's mayors.
The diamond necklace had 647 diamonds, and after it went missing Marie Antoinette was accused of buying but not paying for it. And this French royal scandal only got juicier.
A construction crew gutted it to use its stone for roadwork. But before the temple at Nohmul met its fate in 2013, it was one of the largest Maya pyramids in Belize.