A scroll attributed to Chinese leader Mao Tsé Tung, which had been stolen from a collector’s house in September, was found in Hong Kong, local police said on Thursday. However, the historic item, which is worth about 250 million euros, was cut in half by the bandits for “being too big”.
According to investigations, the 2.8-meter-long piece was sold for only $ 64 to a man, whose identity was not revealed. As the South China Morning Post newspaper revealed to the police, he said he bought the item thinking it was a fake, but that when he saw the news of the theft, he decided to take it to the authorities.
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