Tuesday, November 01, 2011

'Treasure of Benghazi' Stolen in One of the Biggest Heists in Archaeological History

A priceless collection of 7,700 gold, silver and bronze coins from ancient times -- known as the Treasure of Benghazi -- was stolen when a gang drilled through the concrete ceiling of an underground vault in the Libyan city earlier this year.

An expert described it last week as "one of the greatest thefts in archaeological history," with many of the items dating from the time of Alexander the Great.

It is impossible to give a value for the hoard but a single ancient Greek coin from Carthage was sold this month for . . .

Read more at: Fox News

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