The insane plan to rescue Napoleon from St. Helena by submarine


Back in the early 19th Century, an Irish adventurer and smuggler named Tom Johnson hatched a plot to rescue the exiled Napoleon from his island prison on St. Helena. But to do so he would need to approach the heavily guarded island with extreme caution. That’s when he decided to design his very own submarine — decades… » 3/12/13 11:10am 3/12/13 11:10am

X-rays reveal hidden painting behind 19th century masterpiece

The 1823 painting Portrait of Don Ramón Satué is considered one of Francisco Goya's finest achievements, but it might actually have been the artist's last-ditch effort to avoid political hot water. X-ray analysis reveals this painting once depicted someone far more controversial than a local judge. » 9/22/11 4:40pm 9/22/11 4:40pm