Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pop History Moment: The Theft Of 'The Scream'

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On this day in 1994 one of the world's best-known paintings, Edvard Munch's The Scream (1893), was stolen from the National Gallery of Norway; the crime occurred on the same day as the opening festivities for the 1994 Winter Olympics, held in Lillehammer.

The painting was recovered unharmed on May 7th of the same year following a sting operation by Norwegian and British police.
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