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Italian library shut down over book thefts

April 19, 2012 at 3:07 PM   |   Comments

NAPLES, Italy, April 19 (UPI) -- Italian police shut down one of the country's largest libraries to investigate the thefts of thousands of antique books.

The Girolamini Library in Naples was shut down Thursday while police look into the disappearances of thousands of books during the past few weeks, ANSA reported Thursday.

The library, which opened its doors in 1586, counts 5,000 tomes from the 16th century among its collection of about 160,000 books.

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