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From the Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg stolen valuable book

January 9 2007

During New Year celebrations in St. Petersburg from the library of the Academy of Sciences stolen precious historical book.

In the antiques department of Internal Affairs of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region reported that law enforcement authorities, a statement asked the museum guide in connection with the theft of the book H. Kondakova "Byzantine enamel" 1892 edition.

Stealing books, according to preliminary data, was made in the period from 30 December to 4 January. At present, the operatives of Antique continue operational-search activities to locate stolen folio and the identity of the offender.

Hikodim Kondakov (1844-1925) - Russian historian of Byzantine and Old Russian art, professor of St. Petersburg University and curator of the Imperial Hermitage. The author of "Byzantine Enamels" - a unique publication dedicated to the description of the collection of Byzantine enamels X-XI centuries, collected ABZvenigorodskim. Tells Interfax

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