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Inside The Baffling, Unsolved Case Of The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist

Inside The Baffling, Unsolved Case Of The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist remains the largest private property theft in American history — and its last surviving link has just slipped through the authorities' fingers.
New Study Finds That So Many Egyptian Statues Have Broken Noses Because Of Intentional Defacement

New Study Finds That So Many Egyptian Statues Have Broken Noses Because Of Intentional Defacement

The long-held belief that even the giant sphinxes had lost their noses due to wear and tear isn't actually accurate, but rather these statues were intentionally vandalized in an effort to reduce their symbolic powers.
1,800-Year-Old Penis Carving Found Etched Into Hadrian’s Wall In England

1,800-Year-Old Penis Carving Found Etched Into Hadrian’s Wall In England

Archaeologists are descending into a 30-foot quarry via rope in order to scan the wall with lasers to create highly-detailed, three-dimensional digital models of the carvings.
Newfound Letters Reveal Charles Dickens Wanted His Sane Wife, Catherine Dickens, Locked In An Asylum

Newfound Letters Reveal Charles Dickens Wanted His Sane Wife, Catherine Dickens, Locked In An Asylum

In the midst of a messy divorce, Charles Dickens tried to have his wife Catherine Dickens committed to an asylum so he could move in with his young mistress.
This Week In History News, Feb. 10 – 16

This Week In History News, Feb. 10 – 16

Study shows Native American genocide caused ice age, Hitler's paintings go up for auction, text reveals medieval nun fled to "pursue carnal lust."
Hitler’s Signed Artworks, Including Nude Drawing Of His Niece, To Go Up For Auction

Hitler’s Signed Artworks, Including Nude Drawing Of His Niece, To Go Up For Auction

"Who are these collectors that fork out considerable sums for the art of a man who caused murder and cruelty beyond imaging?"
These Infamous Crystal Skulls Aren’t From Aztecs Or Aliens, But Just Victorian Hoax Artists

These Infamous Crystal Skulls Aren’t From Aztecs Or Aliens, But Just Victorian Hoax Artists

A 2008 study led by the Smithsonian Institute found that likely all the 13 life-size quartz crystal skulls are likely fakes.
The Heartbreaking True Story Of The Real Boy Behind Christopher Robin

The Heartbreaking True Story Of The Real Boy Behind Christopher Robin

The house at Pooh Corner was not a magical place for the real Christopher Robin Milne who was overshadowed by his fictional namesake.
Forrest Fenn Hid A Treasure Chest Worth Millions In The Rockies — And People Have Died Looking For It

Forrest Fenn Hid A Treasure Chest Worth Millions In The Rockies — And People Have Died Looking For It

Just a 24-line poem in his memoir serves as a clue to the treasure's location.
Uzbekistan’s Tashkent Metro: 33 Never-Before-Seen Photos Of The World’s Most Incredible Subway

Uzbekistan’s Tashkent Metro: 33 Never-Before-Seen Photos Of The World’s Most Incredible Subway

A decades-old ban on photography at Tashkent's metro kept its opulent halls hidden from the public — until now.
An Ancient Roman Erotic Fresco Painting Has Just Been Uncovered In Pompeii

An Ancient Roman Erotic Fresco Painting Has Just Been Uncovered In Pompeii

The erotic work is not an uncommon find, but this particular depiction of the Greek myth "Leda and the Swan" has unique elements to it.