The Grand Gallery of painting in the Louvre Museum, Paris reopens - Reprint

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The Grand Gallery of painting in the Louvre Museum, Paris reopens The Grand Gallery of painting in the Louvre, empty like most of the great museum in Paris. It was in this gallery that the Mona Lisa was on display. When the Germans invaded France, the national art treasures were buried in hidden places throughout the country and during the four years occupation, the museum was either closed completely or in constant fear of losing its few remaining pieces. Members of the French underground took maps to London showing the location of the buried treasures that they might escape unnecessary bombing. With the liberation Paris August 25, 1944, and the Allied sweep across France on the heels of the retreating Germans, French patriots began digging for statues and paintings, swathed in burlap and wood, to send them back to the Louvro for it's reopening. The Louvre or the Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre, pronounced: [myze dy luvʁ]) (French About this sound (help·info)) is the world's largest museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (ward). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). The Louvre is the world's second most visited museum after the Palace Museum in China, receiving more than 9.26 million visitors in 2014. It is also the largest.

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