The Ghent Altarpiece, also known as the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb is 600 year old, 20 panel altarpiece that stands as one of the greatest artistic achievements in human history. It has been the victim of looting, burning, censor, forgery, destruction, and theft, sometimes multiples of each, throughout its long history, and has survived it all - except once. One of its 12 panels is the subject of one of history’s most tantalizing and bizarre unsolved thefts. It was whisked away 85 years ago in a crime that was committed mysteriously, investigated suspiciously, and is still turning up leads to this day. What happened to the Just Judges panel?
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Pavane, Op. 50 (flute ensemble arr.) by Steven David Tung is licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0.
Pippin the Hunchback Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License