Bronze Age Gold stolen From Ely Museum, UK

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Bronze Age Gold stolen From Ely Museum, UK

A gold torc and a gold bracelet were stolen during a break-in at Ely Museum on Tuesday.

The Ely Museum posted on X (Twitter) :

Sadly, in the early hours of Tuesday 7 May, Ely Museum was broken into. Thieves stole the East Cambridgeshire gold torc and a gold bracelet, both dating from the Bronze Age. The police are currently investigating the theft. We will be closed to the public on Wednesday 8 May.
Elie Hughes, a museum curator, said: "We are devastated by the loss to the museum and to the local heritage of the region. It is a huge blow after the incredible support from the community in acquiring the torc in 2017. As a culturally significant object, it cannot be replaced. Our priority now is working with the police to locate the stolen objects."
Main Image :Cambridgeshire County Council

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