Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Thieves steal €25 million in treasure from Belgium Cathedral

Belgian police were searching today for a priceless Byzantine cross and other treasures stolen during an armed robbery from a cathedral in Tournai in western Belgium.
The Byzantine cross, covered with thick pieces of gold, pearls and precious stones, is said to have been a gift to the cathedral, given in 1205 by a crusader freshly returned from the sacking of Constantinople the previous year.
The robbery netted an estimated € 25 million.

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