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Vienna Art History Museum

Estimated Value: $70 million
Artist: Benvenuto Cellini
Location: Vienna, Austria

Robert Mang, who pulled off Austria's biggest art heist when he stole the famous 16th century gold-plated sculpture, La Saliera, in 2003, said he was drunk at the time he did it. Mang buried the figurine in a forest outside Vienna, but ultimately turned himself in. He was sentenced to four years in prison for his self-described "spontaneous prank."

Photo: Jerzy Strzelecki