Art of the Heist: Series 2

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Arts, History Documentary hosted by Eric Meyers, published by Electricsky in 2008 - English narration

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Art of the Heist: Series 2 Art Of The Heist investigates the most high profile art thefts of the 20th and 21st centuries fitting together the pieces of the crimes.

[edit] The Lady in Gold

It was perhaps the biggest art heist of all time. Countless millions of dollars of the finest European art simply seized by the Nazis. Picassos, Rembrandts, Titians along with precious family silver and gold are taken by the Nazis from museums and private collections.

[edit] The Pharaohs Head

It was one of the most elaborate scams in the history of art crime. A devious plan to smuggle precious Egyptian antiquities that fooled customs officers for years. But as the legal net closed around him, the man behind the trade was driven to the point of suicide.

[edit] Miami Sting

It started as one of the most perfect art heists. Two Rubens sketches stolen in broad daylight form a gallery in Spain leaving no clues. With the art world on high alert trying to sell the stolen paintings was to prove the thieves’ biggest challenge.

[edit] The Man who Stole the Mona Lisa

December 1913 in Italy– a man arrives in Florence after a sixteen-hour journey. He checks into a small rundown Hotel. He’s here for a secret meeting with two of Italy’s greatest art experts and he has something extraordinary to sell – the world’s most famous painting – the Mona Lisa.

[edit] The Russian Conspiracy

The Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia, is one of the world’s greatest museums. On August 1st 2006, its director made a dramatic announcement. Over 200 items, worth around 5 million dollars, were missing from its store of Russian precious metals and jewelry.

[edit] On the Trail of Moche Gold

In 1988, the 1500-year-old archaeological site of “La Mina,” on the northern coast of Peru, was looted until it virtually disappeared. It was the site of the tomb of the Lord of La Mina, a ruler of the ancient Moche culture.

[edit] The Disappeared

Argentina was in the grip of a ruthless dictatorship when the biggest art theft in the country’s history took place including paintings by some of Europe’s most famous artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

[edit] The Thieving Don Juan

It’s January 2006 - police officers from Vienna’s crime investigation squad arrive on the outskirts of a forest. For almost three years they’ve been working to try to recover one of the most important sculptures in Renaissance Art –The Saliera by Benvenuto Cellini.

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  • Video Codec: x264 High@L4.1
  • Video: Bitrate: (~4553 kb/s)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1920 x 1080
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9
  • Audio Codec: MPEG-4 AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 142 kb/s VBR 48000Hz
  • Audio Channels: stereo (2/0)
  • Run-Time: 56 Mins
  • Framerate: 25.000 Fps
  • Number of Parts: 8
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1.83 GB average
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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