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    Thieves stole three Renaissance masterpieces from the Ducal Palace in Urbino, Italy during the night of Wednesday and Thursday (5 and 6 February) in what experts say could be the biggest art robbery of all time.

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    Thieves stole three Renaissance masterpieces from the Ducal Palace in Urbino, Italy during the night of Wednesday and Thursday (5 and 6 February) in what experts say could be the biggest art robbery of all time.

    The robbers knew what to go for. They picked the most valuable paintings in the collection: Piero delle Francesca's "The Flagellation of Christ" and the "Madonna of Senigallia", along with Raphael's "The Mute".

    Dr. Rudolfo Siviero, the head of Italy's Art Recovery Department, said the theft was on a level with the robbery of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" from the Louvre Museum in Paris in 1911.

    As in the case of the "Mona Lisa", recovered two years later, experts were convinced that the thieves could never sell the three paintings:
    "They are so well known that no collector could possibly acquire them", said Professor Bruno Malaioli, Italy's leading art expert.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE1JRGI2RNUP2OEXRGJ2KSTIYH
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1JRGI2RNUP2OEXRGJ2KSTIYH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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