March 11, 1963: Crowds line up at the Museum’s main entrance to view “The Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci, on loan from the French government to the United States. The painting was exhibited in the Museum for 26 days, during which time it was viewed by over 1 million visitors.
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Babies strapped in seats in 747 Jumbo jet enroute Clark AB to LAX. Photo: Robert Stinnett / Oakland Tribune, April 12, 1975. This was part of the orphan airlift, called “Operation Babylift” from Vietnam to the US that took place in 1975, primarily by World Airways. Via The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California
Bust of Nefertiti now on display at the Neues Museum Berlin, found among many other sculptural items recovered by an German archaeological expedition under the leadership of Ludwig Borchardt (DOG) digging in Akhenatens deserted city of Akhetaton during its 1912 excavations, in the sculpture workshop of The Kings Favourite and Master of Works, the Sculptor Thutmose (also spelled Djhutmose and Thutmosis) in a ruined house and studio complex