08 Apr '12, 3am

2 Chinese artefacts worth an estimated $4 million stolen from UK museum

LONDON (AP) - Two Chinese artefacts with an estimated combined value of 2 million pounds (S$4 million) have been stolen from a British museum, authorities said on Saturday. Two men and a woman from the West Midlands area have been arrested in connection with the Thursday night theft at Durham University's Oriental Museum, but the items had not yet been recovered, police said. The northern England-based university confirmed that two 'priceless' artefacts were stolen when thieves broke into a ground-floor gallery at the museum: a large jade bowl with a Chinese poem written inside that dates back to 1769, and a Dehua porcelain sculpture. 'We are extremely upset to have fallen victim to such a serious crime,' museum curator Craig Barclay said in a statement. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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