Someone Stole A 16th Century French Queen’s Priceless Necklace

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Someone stole a 16th century French queen’s priceless necklace, according to The Local France Monday.

A golden heart-shaped pendant belonging to Queen Anne de Bretagne, who ruled France from 1488 to 1514, was stolen from the Thomas-Dobrée museum in Nantes Friday. The necklace has tremendous historical value and even managed to escape from being melted down during the French Revolution.

“Much more than merely a symbol, Anne de Bretagne’s heart belongs to our shared history. Queen Anne, Duchess of Brittany, had wished that her heart be buried with her parents,” Loire-Atlantique department President Philippe Grosvalet said. Queen Anne was also the only French queen to be crowned twice. She died in 1514 in the Parisian suburb Saint-Denis but wanted to be buried in Bretagne, a region in Western France.

“If by any chance the thieves were motivated by the fact that it is shiny and made of gold, they should understand that its historical and symbolic value far outweighs its 100 grams of gold,” said Catherine Touchefeu, a departmental councillor.

The thieves also stole several gold coins and a Hindu statue, The Australian reported.

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Gabrielle Okun