Alexander the Great's ring stolen from "theft" show

Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:40am EST
 
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JERUSALEM (Reuters Life!) - Organizers of the "Antiquities Theft in Israel" exhibition could not have chosen a more fitting name for their display.

Burglars on Wednesday broke into the Ashdod Museum 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 and gold earings.

The Israel Antiquities Authority said the popular exhibition had been running for four years.

(Writing by Joseph Nasr, Editing by Paul Casciato)