Gaddafis gold treasure lost


The priceless treasures disappeared in the middle of a raging civil war.
It was seen first as part of the revolt against Gaddafi – but now experts have doubts:
– It is one of the largest thefts in history, archeology, said the Libyan archaeologist Hafed Walada.
They are called ”Benghazis riches”, Collection of 7700 gold, silver and bronze coins from Alexander the Great’s time, which until recently has been stored in an underground vault in the national commercial bank in Benghazi.
But the tax has disappeared after unknown robbers drilled into the concrete roof of the vault, writes the Sunday Times.
May have been an inside job
The first was considered to be part of the revolt against Muammar Gaddafi has now got the experts to hesitate.
– It may well have been an inside job. The tax has been there for many years and few people knew about it. Robbers ignored even in cash that was
in the vault, said the Libyan archaeologist Hafed Walada.

Together with a collection of over 2300 years old coins disappeared many other historical items, figurines, glass, bronze and ivory as well as gems and jewelry.
Since the theft, which occurred in March, has antique gold coins regularly appeared on Benghazis gold market and in Egypt tried a peasant to smuggle 503 coins that may have come from the collection through the port of Alexandria, writes the Daily Telegraph.

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