Although construction of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg started in 1015, it was not until 1439 that the spire was completed.

      

England‘s Stonehenge is 1500 years older than Rome‘s Colosseum.

      

Leonardo DaVinci began painting the Mona Lisa in 1503. He was still working on the painting when he emigrated to France in 1516 and is believed to have finished it three years later, just before he died. The painting has remained in France ever since and is owned by the state. It once hung in Napoleon’s bedroom.

      

Pablo Picasso’s career lasted seventy-eight years, from 1895 until his death in 1973.

      

The Eiffel Tower receives a fresh coat of 300 tons of reddish-green paint every seven years.

      

Ancient Chinese artists would never paint pictures of women’s feet.

      

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