Thieves steal Van Gogh painting valued at $50 million from Cairo museum





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.

This is the second time the painting by the Dutch-born postimpressionist has been stolen from the Cairo museum. Thieves made off with the canvas in 1978, before authorities recovered it two years later at an undisclosed location in Kuwait....



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