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Irony: Exhibition on recovered stolen artifacts is robbed

An Israeli exhibition about antiquities which have been recovered from thieves has been robbed.

Organisers of the “Antiquities Theft in Israel” in Jerusalem could not have chosen a more fitting name for their exhibition.

On Wednesday burglars broke into the a museum in Ashdod where hundreds of artefacts recovered from the black market were on show and snatched several valuable items, including a silver ring belonging to Alexander the Great.

The newspaper Haaretz said the robbers also took ancient silver coins and other items from archaeological digs including a bronze spear, two gold earrings, some pottery and coins from the Hellenistic period.

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