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Expert: the Stolen regalia may have melted
"Expert: the Stolen regalia may have melted"

"Amateurs, or performers of a understand. According to an expert from Europol, it is the most likely explanations for the theft of the royal begravningsregalier from the cathedral of Strängnäs."

"In the morning opened the trial against the 22-year-old man suspected of stealing two gold crowns and a riksäpple from the Strängnäs cathedral. The objects included in the so-called begravningsregalier who had produced king Karl IX and queen Kristina the elder funerals in the beginning of the 1600s. Even in an international comparison are considered to be of exceptional quality."

"the Value of the stolen items has been estimated at 65 million, but from a historical perspective, they are priceless."

" Everything has an economic value, but this is like when the house burns down and the pictures of the kids disappear. This has a different value, it is a part of our history, and it is not only Henderson, which is bestulet, but the whole of Sweden, Johan Dalman, bishop of Strängnäs diocese, told TT."

"Witnesses to the brazen coup has told about how two people were seen leaving the cathedral on the bike, and how the latter continued to escape in a motorboat. More suspects are, according to the police, even if no addition to the 22-year-old is in custody at the moment."

"The stolen regalia has not been found, and a separate investigation is underway as part of the hunt for the stolen items. The prosecutor Reena Devgun led the investigation that is the basis for the indictment against the 22-year-old. She does not rule out that the objects have been smuggled out of Sweden."

"Through the cooperation with Interpol sought regalia all over the world. But to sell the unique items on the open market is, of course, impossible, so where can they have gone?"

"– There are two possibilities, " says Michel Will, an expert on stolen art in the pan-european police organization Europol."

" Either it's about the amateurs who do not know what it is they have stolen. We had a similar theft in Berlin recently. A large gold objects were stolen from a museum and when the thieves realized that they could not sell it so solid-they are disassembled and melted down the metal, he continues."

"The other option is that the regalia have been stolen to order by a collector."

"– It is impossible to say how common it is, but it happens, we have such cases, " says Michael Will."

"According to the Europol constitutes the sale of stolen art and historical objects, the third-biggest illegal market in the Europe. How much money is traded annually, nobody knows, but it involves a lot of money. In average, the seizure of 25 000 items each year by police in Europe."

"– The main part consists of archaeological objects and coins, " said Michael Will."

"– It is impossible to calculate how big this market is because many objects are documented from the beginning. Often they are sold openly on the internet and the buyers do not know that it is about the archaeological artefacts that are illegal to sell."

"A third option is that the thieves try to sell the items to the they stole them from. So was the case with the paintings of Rembrandt and Renoir were stolen from the national museum in Stockholm. The Swedish church stated, however, for the TT to something offer to get back the regalia against the payment has not occurred."

"Karl IX, Gustav Vasa's youngest son, and the father of king Gustav II Adolf, died in 1611 after a stroke. His wife, queen Kristina the elder was the Swedish regent during the king's absence in 1605. Queen Kristina died at Nyköping castle in 1625,"

"Rulers begravningsregalier from 1611 and 1626 are of very high artistic quality. Karl IX:s crown is made in gold and enamel, gems and rock crystals – so-called "

"During the 1500-century royal funerals a and national matter, and the ceremonies became all the more lavish. Karl IX and queen Kristina's burial can be said to constitute the culmination of a development with all the more costly burials and their begravningsregalier were also more lavish than in the past a."

"Sources: the royal navy and the royal armoury"

"Two people suspected of the theft of the begravningsregalier from the cathedral of Strängnäs. Further a person is suspected of receiving stolen goods in connection with the theft. A 22-year-old man has been tied to the theft are being prosecuted for theft."

"he has admitted that He placed a stolen bicycle outside of the church, and that he had stolen the boat, which was used at the coup."

"His dna has been found in the blood that was found on pieces of glass inside the booth in the cathedral, where regalia were displayed. Outside the cathedral were found a sledge hammer and garbage bags. An analysis shows that sopsäckarna come from the same roll as the bags found in 22-see her bold fashion possession."

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