$1.4 Million Worth of Irreplaceable Historical Artifacts Stolen From British Castle
All eyes are on Arundel Castle in West Sussex, England, as the British police are on the hunt for thieves who raided the castle and took items that were more than $1.4 million.
Various items were stolen, such as coronation cups that Mary Queen of Scots gave to the Earl Marshall, gold and silver objects, and a set of “irreplaceable” gold rosary beads that the 16th-century Scottish queen carried when she was beheaded for treason in 1587.
According to Sussex Police, the staff was alerted by the burglars setting off the alarm around 10:30 PM on Friday, May 21, 2021. The thieves stole the artifacts from a public display cabinet.
“The stolen items have significant monetary value, but as unique artifacts of the Duke of Norfolk’s collection have immeasurably greater and priceless historical importance,” said a spokesman for Arundel Castle Trustees in the statement.
The castle reopened three days before the theft after lengthy closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Police are still looking for the castle’s thieves.