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Police Make Arrest In Stolen 1,500 Year Old Sarcophagus Case

Police in the Dalmatian city of Split have arrested one person in connection with the theft of four leaded ancient sarcophagus from the Archeology Museum in Split earlier this week.

The valuable sarcophagus’, which were over 1,500 years old and were , were found on Tuesday at a recycling yard in Split. It is unclear how much the state-owned sarcophagus’, which were used to form the outer layer of protection for mummies, were sold for, but on the scrap metal market they would be very valuable. The thief broke into the museum through a barbed wire fence around the back and now questions will be asked over the museum’s poor security. Split’s Archeology Museum is home to a number of valuable ancient Greek and Roman artifacts which had been discovered in the region.

 

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