The Louvre is one of the world's largest and oldest museums. An iconic structure in Paris, with its signature glass pyramid, the Louvre is filled with 380,000 objects and 35,000 works of art.
But its past is a storied one — as several of these artworks found their way here through theft. Napoleon Bonaparte, first as a military general and then as self-proclaimed Emperor, brought in thousands of paintings, sculptures and artifacts from the countries he invaded. And he wasn't the only one.
Learn the history of the Louvre and the stolen artwork that shaped what it is today.