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Priceless artifacts stolen from Fontainebleau Castle

Burglars broke in to the Fontainebleau castle located in the south of Paris and stole 15 artifacts which included a mandala from Tibet, a crown once belonging to the King of Siam and other treasures from the 18th century.

The break-in took place in the Chinese wing of the castle, whose artifacts was collected by Napoleon’s wife’s Empress Eugenie.

Although the alarms sounded for approximately seven minutes, the burglars were quick and escaped with the treasures before police arrived. The museum was closed the following day while investigators reviewed the crime scene.

Photo by Herve//Flickr

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