Bronze Age Gold Stolen During British Museum Break-in

The gold bracelet is about 3,000 years old and was found in 2011 in East Cambridgeshire by a metal detectorist. Photo: Cambridgeshire County Council
The gold bracelet is about 3,000 years old and was found in 2011 in East Cambridgeshire by a metal detectorist. Photo: Cambridgeshire County Council
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Bronze Age Gold Stolen During British Museum Break-in

The gold bracelet is about 3,000 years old and was found in 2011 in East Cambridgeshire by a metal detectorist. Photo: Cambridgeshire County Council
The gold bracelet is about 3,000 years old and was found in 2011 in East Cambridgeshire by a metal detectorist. Photo: Cambridgeshire County Council

Curators are "devastated" after gold objects dating back 3,000 years to the Bronze Age were stolen from a museum in Britain, BBC reported.

A gold torc and a gold bracelet were stolen during a break-in at Ely Museum on Tuesday.

The museum acquired the torc, valued at £220,000, in 2017 using grants and donations and it said the loss was a "huge blow,” BBC said.

Cambridgeshire Police said it was looking for two suspects on e-scooters who were believed to be involved in the burglary.

"We are devastated by the loss to the museum and to the local heritage of the region,” said Elie Hughes, a museum curator.

"It is a huge blow after the incredible support from the community in acquiring the torc in 2017.

"As a culturally significant object, it cannot be replaced. Our priority now is working with the police to locate the stolen objects."

Both items were found in East Cambridgeshire by metal detectorists, BBC said.



Culinary Arts Commission to Participate in 'Taste London' Exhibition in June

Culinary Arts Commission to Participate in 'Taste London' Exhibition in June
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Culinary Arts Commission to Participate in 'Taste London' Exhibition in June

Culinary Arts Commission to Participate in 'Taste London' Exhibition in June

The Saudi Culinary Arts Commission will participate in the 'Taste London' food festival and exhibition for the second consecutive time.
The event, scheduled from June 12 to 16 in London, will serve as a platform to showcase the rich and diverse culture of Saudi culinary arts globally and involve Saudi chefs in international forums.
The commission, a key partner in this international event, will present the unique flavours and traditions of Saudi Arabia under the slogan 'A Taste of Saudi Culture,' SPA reported.

Its national pavilion will be a hub of activity, featuring live cooking demonstrations of authentic Saudi dishes by talented Saudi chefs, a beverage maker's area showcasing the richness of Saudi drinks, and a product store promoting culinary arts books, packaged products such as dates, spices, and coffee cups, as well as handicrafts and souvenirs. A hospitality tent will serve renowned Saudi coffee and host engaging sessions for festival visitors.
The commission's participation in the Taste London exhibition for the second time is not only an opportunity for visitors of various nationalities to discover Saudi culinary arts and dishes but also a testament to Saudi culture's global reach and influence.
The goal is to provide an exceptional experience, allowing them to learn about Saudi culture through artisanal products, enhance the international status of Saudi food, and enable Saudi chefs to showcase their skills externally.
This participation also reflects the commission's unwavering commitment to promoting international cultural exchange as part of the goals of the National Strategy for Culture under the Kingdom's Vision 2030.