Books Stolen From French Monastery
Is it me, or has there been a rash of book stealing as of late. This time the 8th century Mont Sainte Odile monastery in the Alsace region of eastern France was the victim. Over 1000 books vanished from the locked library.
Charles Dass, a former director of the library, said the value of the books stolen from the monastery is impossible to determine. They included centuries-old illuminated manuscripts, books painstakingly illustrated and hand-colored by monks. Some of the works were bound in wood.
The police were stumped for two years but last sunday there was a break in the case.
How did the perpetrator steal the books? His method was nothing less than something out of an \"Indiana Jones\" film! To find out you\'re going to have to read the full story!
From The Guardian