Hello Seekers! Today’s adventure takes us to the City of Lights, the center of the art and fashion world. We’ve been called here by the Museum director of the Louvre to help track down the priceless Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, La Jaconde or The Mona Lisa.
This isn’t the first time the famous portrait has been stolen. In 1911, a museum employee took the painting in an attempt to return it to the thief’s perceived rightful home: Italy. Since its return to the Louvre, the painting has been closely guarded using the latest technology and bullet-proof glass. The latest heist has gone unnoticed by the public because a replica was quickly installed to avoid embarrassment.
The museum’s staff discovered a hand-written itinerary on hotel stationery at the scene of the crime as well as a canvas with shapes and numbers that appear to be a paint by number. Authorities concluded that these two items contain clues to discover the location of the thief and stolen painting.
TO CATCH THE CULPRIT: