Thieves have stolen tens of thousands of pounds worth of ancient Egyptian jewellery from a museum.

A 3,900-year-old gold shell pendant worth £15,000 (pictured); a £12,000 bronze necklace; two bronze bracelets from Giza, worth £7,000 and dating from 300BC; and a £6,000 Roman earring, also discovered in Egypt, were taken from display cabinets in New Walk Museum’s Egypt display.

The jewellery was stolen in May 2012 but details of the unsolved crime have just been disclosed by Leicester City Council following a Freedom of Information Act request.

Reported by the Leicester Mercury. You can read the full story here. 

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