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How Did the ‘Mona Lisa’ End up in France?

How Did the ‘Mona Lisa’ End up in France? This article was originally published in The Italian Tribune The Mona Lisa is quite possibly the most well-known piece of painted artwork in the entire world. It was painted by the … Continue reading

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The Vanilla Bean

The Vanilla Bean Edmond Albius born 1829, Sainte-Suzanne, Réunion and died 1880, Sainte-Suzanne, Réunion age 51 Edmond Albius, the slave African child who created the multimillion-Born in Sainte-Suzanne in 1829, on the island of Bourbon (modern-day Réunion), Edmond was orphaned … Continue reading

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