SH Archive Up to a billion euros of jewels and antiques stolen from Dresden museum - or a 'clean up'?

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A heist of this magnitude in this day and age? Climbing through a window? wtf? :rolleyes::D Sounds more like something from a Peter Sellers Pink Panther film... :D

Rather could this be another 'clean up exercise'?

A German state museum with one of the biggest collection of baroque treasures in Europe has been raided by thieves, police said Monday, with media estimates of losses of up to a billion euros.

This treasure is particularly interesting? e.g. could it really be Tartarian?
The Royal Household at Delhi on the Occasion of the Birthday of the Grand Mogul Aureng-Zeb

Also an interesting date period for when this museum was opened?

Ackermann refused to estimate the exact value of the items stolen from a display cabinet at the near 300-year-old Green Vault museum in Dresden, adding that the jewellery was of "inestimable cultural and historical value".

Bild reported that the criminals had broken into the well-protected palace by attacking a nearby power distributor and climbing through a window.

They then proceeded to target smaller items of jewellery, leaving larger, bulkier items behind, Bild claimed, without citing sources.

The Green Vault is one of the oldest museums in Europe, having been founded by the August the Strong, Elector of Saxony in 1723.
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