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Stolen Codex Calixtinus recovered in Spain

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Stolen Codex Calixtinus recovered in Spain

Post by Rowan » Thu July 5th, 2012, 2:31 pm

The Codex Calixtinus, an elaborate medieval manuscript and one of Spain's most valuable cultural artefacts, was discovered hidden in the garage of a former employee of the cathedral.

The presumed thief, named as Manuel Fernandez Castineiras, had worked as a caretaker and odd-job man for more than 25 years at the shrine of the apostle of St James but was sacked early last year.

He had been suing cathedral authorities for unfair dismissal at the time of the theft on July, 5, 2011

Police arrested Mr Fernandez – and his wife, son and son's girlfriend who are believed to be co-conspirators – late on Tuesday.
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Post by Divia » Thu July 5th, 2012, 8:59 pm

Glad it was recovered! Hmm, how sad he stole it.
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Post by LoveHistory » Fri July 6th, 2012, 6:35 pm

Glad it's been found.

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