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Old 03-02-2015, 03:37 PM   #882
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High-class Parisian art heist with a mystical twist. From the castle known as the Château de Fontainebleau were stolen objects of gold and bronze:

Originally Posted by nytimes
...among the missing pieces were treasures from the 18th century and a ritual symbol, a mandala, from Tibet. The crown, made of gold, precious stones and pearls, and with a distinct tall peak, was presented to Napoleon III in 1861 by the ambassador from Siam.
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