Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Van Gogh Painting Stolen From Cairo Museum : NPR

Van Gogh Painting Stolen From Cairo Museum : NPR: "Thieves broke into a museum in central Cairo and made off with a painting by Vincent van Gogh valued at $50 million, officials said Saturday.

Egypt's minister of culture, Farouk Hosni, said police have launched an investigation into the theft from the Mahmoud Khalil Museum and authorities at all the country's airports and seaports have been notified and are on alert.

The artwork goes by two titles, Poppy Flowers as well as Vase with Flowers, the museum's director, Reem Bahir said."