Friday, July 29, 2011

Ipswich Theft

It has been reported that a rhino horn has been stolen from the Ipswich Museum in Suffolk [news]. It appears to be one in a series of similar thefts from museums across Europe,

Institutions holding rhino horns would be advised to double check their security.

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2 comments:

Paul Barford said...

I find this very upsetting, I spent many a contented childhood afternoon in the company of that rhino and other exhibits in that extraordinary museum while the others were shopping. I hope they get him, and we get his name.

ArchaeologyMatters said...

Rhino-horn theft seems to be all the rage all over Europe. Recently a number of French, German, Italian and Belgian museums where robbed, and others have removed the horns from their displays as a precaution.

Apparently it has to do with Chinese "medicine" practices that have driven up the price of Rhino horns...

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