Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Former church caretaker arrested for the Codex Calixtinus theft

A former caretaker of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, along with his wife, son, and another women, have been arrested by Spanish police n connection with the theft of the Codex Calixtinus, an important 12th-century manuscript.

 The manuscript has not yet been recovered, but police believe that they will soon find it. The Director General of Police, Ignacio Cosido, said in an interview, ”I think we’re in the right direction to solve the case. The investigation is ongoing, but the main objective is to find the Codex.”

 The police have also recovered €1.2m in cash, eight other copies of the Codex as well as other manuscripts (“of great value”) that had disappeared from the cathedral, and other church documents.

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