Stolen Ancient Jewelry Worth $64 Million Dollars Was Recovered In Spain, And A Priest Was One Of The Five Culprits Of The Crime

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Out of the many felonies that can be committed in the world of crime, few are as fascinating or complex as high-stakes robbery.

People will go to great lengths to obtain wealth, looting cash, precious gems, and gold from heavily guarded institutions. However, there’s always the risk of getting caught.

Ancient gold jewelry valued at millions of dollars was recovered in Spain by authorities after they were stolen from Ukraine.

The ancient artifacts are part of Ukraine’s cultural heritage and are thought to be worth around €60 million, or $64 million.

According to a statement from the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, the eleven pieces, including elaborate necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, date back to the Greco-Scythian period between the eighth and fourth centuries B.C.

The Scythians were a group of ancient nomadic people who inhabited regions across eastern Europe and Asia.

They were skilled in mounted warfare and metalwork, the latter of which allowed them to create intricate jewelry pieces.

A total of five people were arrested for the theft. The Spanish police were able to catch the thieves after a Ukrainian citizen attempted to sell the gold jewelry in Madrid.

Alongside the jewelry were forged documents in Ukrainian, Spanish, and English stating that the treasure belonged to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

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