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Awful Painting Bought For Less Than $1 Turns Out To Be A Hitler

Awful Painting Bought For Less Than $1 Turns Out To Be A Hitler

The work of art is an aquarelle, a painting created out of thin watercolors, that depicts the Neutor, or "new gate," of the old Vienna fortifications.
This Week In History News, Nov. 5 – 11

This Week In History News, Nov. 5 – 11

Grasshopper found in Van Gogh painting, prehistoric cave lion unearthed in Russia, ancient wolf-sized otter discovered in China.
29 Pieces Of Erotic Art That Prove People Have Always Loved Sex

29 Pieces Of Erotic Art That Prove People Have Always Loved Sex

From Rome to India to the Americas, erotic art has always existed throughout the ancient world, proving that people have always loved sex.
A Real Grasshopper Was Just Found In The Paint Of A Van Gogh Masterpiece

A Real Grasshopper Was Just Found In The Paint Of A Van Gogh Masterpiece

Van Gogh was a proponent of the plein air method of painting, where an artist depicting the natural world paints outdoors.
This Week In History News, Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

This Week In History News, Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

Hidden chamber found in Great Pyramid, pandas claimed to have not originated in China, art looted by Nazis placed on display for first time.
How Vincenzo Peruggia Stole The Mona Lisa And Made It A Masterpiece

How Vincenzo Peruggia Stole The Mona Lisa And Made It A Masterpiece

Would the world care so much about the Mona Lisa if not for its high-profile theft 100 years ago?
Amateur Sleuths Claim To Have Found Gold-Packed Nazi Amber Room

Amateur Sleuths Claim To Have Found Gold-Packed Nazi Amber Room

In 1701, craftsmen from Denmark and Poland were hired by Frederick I of Prussia to create the Amber Room.
This Week In History News, Oct. 1 – 7

This Week In History News, Oct. 1 – 7

Philosopher's mummified head put on display, St. Nicholas' grave found, possible Mona Lisa prototype identified, human radiation experiments revealed, "Band of Brothers" vet laid to rest.
Topless Sketch May Be Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa Prototype

Topless Sketch May Be Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa Prototype

Experts now seek to find out whether this sketch was the precursor to da Vinci's iconic painting.
Someone Is Leaving Giant Wooden Penises In A Park And Police Want To Know Who

Someone Is Leaving Giant Wooden Penises In A Park And Police Want To Know Who

"Over a meter long, and very well made."
This Week In History, July 30 – August 5

This Week In History, July 30 – August 5

One Middle Eastern nation shares 93 percent of its DNA with this ancient race thought to be lost to history.