Canterbury Archaeological Trust has been left devastated after a series of break-ins occurred in one week at the end of January when around 1,500 items of priceless archaeological artifacts were stolen.
The thieves also ransacked the educational loans collection, disturbing 90% of the 200 boxes, stealing replica metal axes, pins, coins and other items including a plaster bust of Queen Victoria.
In a Facebook post, Canterbury Archaeological Trust is pleading for members of the public to help: “Please spread the word, and look out for any of these items being offered for sale.”
Following the theft, Clearway were contacted to put security measures in place to help ensure there are no further break-ins.
BBC News reported the event:
The full article with details of the items stolen is here:
The Facebook post can be found here: