January 21, 2010 / 6:06 PM / 10 years ago

Alexander the Great's ring stolen from "theft" show

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Organizers of the “Antiquities Theft in Israel” exhibition could not have chosen a more fitting name for their display.

Burglars on Wednesday broke into the Ashdod Museum where hundreds of artifacts recovered from the black-market were on show and snatched several valuable items, including a silver ring belonging to Alexander the Great and gold earrings.

The Israel Antiquities Authority said the popular exhibition had been running for four years.

Writing by Joseph Nasr, Editing by Paul Casciato

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